"This Little Baby Is So Smart"

Serena Williams had the best comforter after her U.S. Open loss. The celebrity mom tells Mamamia exclusively how her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, comforted mom after a tournament that was nothing short of dramatic.

“Besides cry, I don’t know, it was interesting,” Serena reveals of her feelings after walking off the stage as runner-up in the U.S. Open. “I got in the car, and Olympia was in the car. It was so weird, and [Alexis Olympia] started giving me kisses, she never gives me kisses. She doesn’t even know to give kisses, and she just grabbed me, and I was like this little baby is so smart,” Williams says of her daughter’s reaction to her mom’s vibes.


“It’s just hard to be too down when you have a little one,” the tennis star continues. “Like I have to take care of this person, and I have to do this type of stuff, it puts everything in perspective,” she continues.

Perspective was definitely needed after Serena Williams’ loss at the U.S. Open a few weeks ago. It wasn’t so much of the tennis star’s loss against rising sensation Naomi Osaki that served as a blow to Serena. In fact, the moment between the two athletes was quite beautiful. Naomi’s win, however, was marred by controversy as Serena had a cringe-worthy interaction with umpire Carlos Ramos that was memorable for all of the wrong reasons.

“I’m doing the best that I can to try and move forward,” Serena tells Mamamia. “Most of all, spending time with Olympia, she’s here in the background… you realize the most important things that really matter.”

Alexis Olympia is Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian Sr.’s only child. Stay tuned for more celebrity baby news!

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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