Athletic superstar Serena Williams just loves breaking records, for she just broke yet another one. Williams covers February’s issue of Vogue alongside her 4-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. The photos were taken when the baby was only 3 months old, making her the youngest person ever to be featured on the cover of the magazine.
While the baby was named after her father, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Williams calls her daughter by her middle name, Olympia. Within the pages of February’s issue, Serena opens up about motherhood, her distressing birth story, and of course tennis and the place it now has in her life. Olympia was born via an emergency C-section when her heart rate dropped dangerously low during the process of labor. Williams discusses in her interview how difficult and time consuming motherhood can be and the crazy hormonal changes she experiences often.
Serena is very open about her uncertainty and struggles about motherhood on social media. She recently spoke about the likelihood of having to stop breastfeeding and how horrible teething is. William reveals that she’s thought about retiring to be a full time mother but she’s not sure if she wants to give up tennis quite yet.
She says she wants to win at least two more Grand Slam titles which would bring her to a total of 25. She reveals how having a baby has completely changed her perspective, and how now that she has a daughter she doesn’t need all of the titles and money. Recently, Serena chose to withdraw from the Australian Open saying that she needed a bit more time to recover before she came back “full swing” after the birth of Olympia.