Serena Williams Discusses Common Parental Concern
The legendary Serena Williams shares a common fear with most successful parents. She is worried that she will miss key moments of daughter Alexis Olympia’s life due to her rigorous schedule.
In fact, the tennis icon has won four Olympic gold medals and 23 Grand Slam single titles realized that as a result of her lifestyle, she is often “being too busy.”
“I don’t know how moms do it,” Williams said. “I work a lot, and I can’t imagine working a full day like most working women and then go back to their babies,” Williams told TODAY in 2020.
She added: “I’m fortunate enough that I have days off, and I get to make my schedule and then can spend the rest of the day with her. And that’s still hard.”
Giving Birth Cured Williams’ Anxiety
Parents quickly notice changes in their lives after having children. Serena Williams was no exception. Having Alexis Olympia lessened her sense of anxiety surrounding her performances following tennis matches.
“And actually, I think having a baby might help. When I’m too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born,” William said.
Williams continued: “Knowing I’ve got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don’t have to play another match. I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige. I want them, but I don’t need them. That’s a different feeling for me,” she said.
It’s important that Williams caught her concerns early on. Fans are sure she’s still the best mom and woman she can be to her pride and joy in human form.