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10 Of Serena Williams’ Best Motherhood Quotes

The GOAT has solidified her legacy in tennis. Now her primary focus is being a mom.

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Serena Williams shocked the world when she announced her retirement from tennis. Now, she’s focusing on being a mom to her daughter Olympia and building her family with husband, Alexis Ohanian. She has many titles, but these quotes prove “mom” make her the most proud.

The fact is that nothing is a sacrifice for me when it comes to Olympia ... I want to teach her how to tie her shoes, how to read, where babies come from, and about God. Just like my mom taught me.

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When I tell her she's beautiful, I want to teach her that she's beautiful from the inside. Giving is beauty. Being kind and humble is the ultimate beauty.

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My mom instilled in us to be confident women, to really believe in ourselves, be proud of our heritage, our hair, and our bodies. That was something that was really important for her to teach us. I’m definitely teaching it to my daughter.

I loved being pregnant. I loved everything about it. I was one of those weird people that loved being pregnant. Those annoying people.

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Although the popcorn machine has her attention here, I know she's watching and learning to see how I persevere in challenging and rewarding moments.

Sometimes my heart literally aches when I'm not around her. But, you know, it's good for me, I guess, to keep working and just to all moms out there that it's not easy. It's really kind of painful sometimes.

Let me be clear: EVERY mother, regardless of race, or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth. I personally want all women of all colors to have the best experience they can have.

I don’t know if I’m a good mom, and I don’t know if my method works, but I’m very hands-on with my daughter, and it was the same with our parents.

Working and being a mom is not easy. I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I'm proud to be this baby's mama.

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