When it comes to the tennis world, there’s no denying that Serena Williams is the crème de la crème, but when it comes to the world of parenting, she admits that she still has a lot to learn. That’s why she goes to one person in particular for all of the best parenting advice she can get. And yes, it’s the most reliable source in her life.
Serena Williams welcomed her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian with her husband Alexis Ohanian back in September of 2017. Ever since she became a mom, Serena says that it’s been total bliss. But with that said, she’s still learning the ropes. That’s why when the going gets tough, she goes to the one person who has always remained by her side: her mom.
Serena has long credited her mother Oracene Price for giving her the strength and sense of self that she's always had, both on and off the court. It’s what helped her keep going when she had to face her critics, too. The new celebrity mom says that she has the utmost respect for her own mom, simply because she had to do so much on her own. She had three children with her first husband Yusef Rasheed but had to raise them alone when he died.
When Oracene and her second husband Richard Williams realized that both Serena and her sister Venus had a talent for tennis, she learned about the game herself to help her daughters. She took formal instructions and became adept enough to coach the girls at the beginning of their careers.
Serena credits her mother for teaching her to be resilient and even describes her as one of the most unbreakable people in the world. She also says that her mother’s high expectations have helped prepare her and her sisters to have the confidence and determination needed to succeed both professionally and in their personal lives, too.
With the help of her family and the support of her mom and of course her husband Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams strives to be the best mom that she can be for Alexis. Their tot is not only adorable, but apparently very strong-willed just like her mom. It looks like some things just run in the family!