Tennis legend Serena Williams has revealed she’s so focused on winning an eighth Wimbledon title and 24th major that she missed baby daughter Olympia’s first steps.
Williams, seeded 25th for this year’s Wimbledon, has travelled to the All England Club with Olympia, but her parental duties have to be put on hold while she prepares for her matches.
And that means sometimes being away while Olympia is taking major steps in her growth — including walking for the first time.
Hours after advancing to the Wimbledon fourth round with a win over Kristina Mladenovic on Friday, the 36-year-old said she had been in training when Olympia took her first steps.
“She took her first steps… I was training and missed it. I cried,” Williams wrote on Twitter.
The 23-time major winner last week posted a photo on Olympia’s Instagram account showing her on one of Wimbledon’s grass courts.
When asked at Wimbledon why she has given her daughter such a public profile, given some fellow players keep their families out of the spotlight, she said: “I mean, it’s 2018. I’m so modern.
“For me, it was so natural. She’s so fun. I just want to share those moments with everyone.
“We don’t share a lot on her page, but we do share enough. It’s just so cool.”
The American great goes up against Russian qualifier and fellow mother, Evgeniya Rodina in the last 16 on Monday.