‘I don’t want my daughter to play tennis’ – Serena Williams
Serena Williams in an interview with Vogue Magazine said she doesn’t want her baby daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. to play tennis when she grows up.
Williams and Olympia appear on the February cover of Vogue together and Williams revealed how she has no intentions of grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps on the tennis court.
“I would hate her to have to deal with comparisons or expectations. It’s so much work, and I’ve given up so much. I don’t regret it, but it’s like Sliding Doors: Go through a different door and lead a different life. I’d like her to have a normal life. I didn’t have that” she said.
She went on to say, “I think sometimes women limit themselves. I’m not sure why we think that way, but I know that we’re sometimes taught to not dream as big as men, not to believe we can be a president or a CEO, when in the same household, a male child is told he can be anything he wants. I’m so glad I had a daughter. I want to teach her that there are no limits.”