Serena Williams is a worldwide recognized superstar. Besides being a 23 Grand Slam tournament champion, she is a full-time mother. But how did she strike the work-family balance so ideally?
Fans often enjoy seeing Serena Williams doing her thing on the tennis court and bringing home awards for her prowess in the game. Still, away from the lime green balls and rackets, Williams is mother to daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
The mother-daughter bond is undeniable, and Williams, 40, does not shy away from showing off her little girl, who she shares with her husband of four years, Reddit co-founder and internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.
Serena Williams attends the 2021 AFI Fest - Closing Night Premiere of Warner Bros. "King Richard" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2021 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
BALANCING MOTHERHOOD AND WORK
In a series of photos posted on her Instagram, the tennis sensation was getting glammed up. Her playful daughter was perched on her lap as Williams showed her fans of over 13.9 million followers how she effortlessly balanced work and motherhood.
While the glam crew worked on her mother's make-up and hair, little Olympia tagged at her mother's earring. Williams wore a trendy fuzzy patterned Versace cardigan. Olympia wore a Snow White costume with matching red bows.
Serena Williams of the United States hits autographed balls into the crowd after her victory over Elina Svitolina at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 05, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images
The resemblance between mother and daughter is uncanny. Anyone can see that the little girl will be a camera favorite in the future if she isn't already.
OLYMPIA'S RED CARPET DEBUT
Olympia may be only a toddler, but she can bring attitude and style to a party. She debuted her red carpet event at the premiere of "King Richard" in Hollywood, California.
Cradled in her parents' arms, she looked sleek in her black outfit with matching sparkling detail. A beautiful shiny necklace hung from her neck.
Williams accessorized the mother-daughter matching jumpsuits with opera-length gloves and high heels while Olympia completed her look with simple ballet flats.
Ohanian complemented the family ensemble with a sharp black suit, accessorized with a silver lapel pin to match his wife and daughter's jewelry.
"THE ADVENTURES OF QAI QAI"
Williams wears many hats, from being a world champion to a mother and a wife. She is, however, looking to add to her busy schedule by writing a children's book.
Announcing on her Instagram page, Williams said the book, "The Adventures of Qai Qai," will be about her daughter's doll, Qai Qai, which she made herself in 2018.
Since her inception, Qai Qai has garnered more than 353,000 followers on Instagram, 3.2 million followers on TikTok, and 25,000 followers on Twitter. Today, the doll brings joy to girls all over the world.