“I was training…” – When Serena Williams felt devastated and cried for missing a crucial moment in Olympia’s life

Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and welcomed her daughter in 2017. Since then, her life hasn’t been the same as little Olympia has taken center stage. The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s top priority is no longer just tennis.

Williams never felt guilty for following her passion and dedicating all her time to tennis even though it took away her childhood. But the first time she felt bad about being on time for her practice session was after Olympia arrived.

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Saddest moment in Serena Williams’ life

Williams has been multitasking for years. She managed to juggle her business and her game. Although leaving her child to pursue other tasks was not easy for her. So much so that the former world No. 1 burst into tears when her training caused her to miss the very special moment at Olympia. Here’s how Williams expressed herself. “She took her first steps… I was training and I missed it. I cried.” williams wrote.

Although now Olympia has grown enough to accompany and encourage her mother in tournaments. Recently, she traveled to England alongside Williams for her long-awaited comeback.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion first competed in the doubles at the Eastbourne-based WTA 500 event. These with the world No.2 Ons Jabeur, she qualified for the semi-finals. But due to an unfortunate knee injury that Jabeur suffered, she was forced out of the tournament.

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After, williams walked on the grass Grand Slam. However, even after battling tooth and nail against French tennis pro Harmony Tan, she failed to secure a second-round match.

What could Williams have accomplished?

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If Williams had managed to stay alive until the third round, she would have added Wimbledon to her list of Grand Slam tournaments where she has won 100 times. She reached the milestone for the first time at the 2019 US Open.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2022 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against France’s Harmony Tan REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Moreover, the 40-year-old could have shared the record of 100 Wimbledon wins with 18-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.

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In addition to this loss, the American legend will also suffer in terms of ranking. The Wimbledon Championships had no ranking points to offer. Consequently, Williams’ participation which resulted in the first-round exit took away his protected ranking. And now, for the first time in 25 years, she has unrated player status.

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