Serena Williams has made quite the comeback since giving birth to her and husband Alexis Ohanian’s daughter, Alexis Olympia, nearly a year ago. The celebrity mom completed the final match at Wimbledon a few weeks ago and is currently making her mark in the U.S. Open.
“Some days, I cry,” Serena tells TIME. “I’m really sad. I’ve had meltdowns. It’s been a really tough 11 months,” the celebrity mom shares.
Still, despite the setbacks, Serena is determined to accomplish her goals. “I’m not done yet,” the star athlete reveals. “My story doesn’t end here,” she adds.
Many cannot forget the epic power that Serena Williams displayed during the Australian Open last year. The tennis star was pregnant when she won the competition. Serena went on to display incredible strength during her labor and delivery experience. She nearly died during the process but, nevertheless, pushed through to give birth to her daughter.
“Sometimes she just wants Mommy, she doesn’t want anyone else,” Serena says of her bond with Alexis Olympia. “I still have to learn a balance of being there for her, and being there for me,” the celebrity mom admits. “I’m working on it. I never understood women before, when they put themselves in second or third place. And it’s so easy to do. It’s so easy to do.”
Alexis Olympia is Serena Williams Alexis Ohanian’s only child. She celebrates her first birthday next month.