Serena Williams Covers Vogue US With Baby Alexis Olympia

Published: Wednesday 10th Jan 2018 by Sam

Serena Williams celebrates motherhood in the February issue Vogue Magazine.

The tennis ace beams with her adorable daughter Alexis Olympia a-front of the fashion bible.

Within its inner-pages, she glows in a full shoot lensed by Mario Testino.

Williams, who married Reddit co-founder in November, poses it up with her bae, baby, and family in the stunning feature.

She also opens up about how she’s adapting to being a mom.

Peep more pics and quotes after the jump…

On Wanting To Be With Her Daughter All The Time:

“We’re not spending a day apart until she’s eighteen!

Now that I’m 36 and I look at my baby, I remember that this was also one of my goals when I was little, before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls. Oh, my God, I loved my dolls. [Sings] I love the way you make me feel You’re so real.”

On Emotional Roller-Coaster Of Motherhood:

“Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this. It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talks about the low moments—the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby? The emotions are insane.”

On Sister Venus:

“I know that her career might have been different if she had had my health. I know how hard she works. I hate playing her because she gets this look on her face where she just looks sad if she’s losing. Solemn. It breaks my heart. So when I play her now, I absolutely don’t look at her, because if she gets that look, then I’ll start feeling bad, and the next thing you know I’ll be losing. I think that’s when the turning point came in our rivalry, when I stopped looking at her.”

On Her Life & Career Goals Moving Forward:

“To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco (home of Reddit) and just being a mom.

But not yet.

Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25.

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. 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.

I’ve been playing tennis since before my memories started. At my age, I see the finish line. And when you see the finish line, you don’t slow down. You speed up.”

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  1. Fancy BISH January 10, 2018

    Awwww #QueenSerena

  2. Bam January 10, 2018

    A true Amazon!

  3. Kennedy January 10, 2018

    Omg, I just love her! So beautiful, pictures and all.

  4. JOHNVIDAL January 10, 2018

    Vegan goodness, wealth and health. Go!!!

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  6. Your Name January 10, 2018

    I love me some Serena Williams! She has a beautiful family and I like how she kept it REAL when speaking about motherhood. LEGEND!!!!

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