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Serena Williams cries after missing her daughter's first steps, gets support from fellow moms

Williams was busy prepping for her round of 16 clash against Russia's Evgeniya Rodina

Nanda Das @nanda1das 9 July 2018, 2:07 PM
Serena Williams is vying for her eighth Wimbledon title this year

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Serena Williams just missed out on something very, very special.

Her 10-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, recently took her first steps, and Williams wasn't around to enjoy the momentous occasion. Because the 23-time Grand Slam winner was busy prepping for her upcoming Wimbledon round-of-16 clash against Russia's Evgeniya Rodina.

The seven-time Wimbledon champ was highly disappointed and was left teary-eyed after hearing about the development. She immediately took to Twitter and said, "She took her first steps... I was training and missed it. I cried," she posted.  

Soon, many fellow moms pitched in with words of encouragement for Williams.

Williams, who won her record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam (the 2017 Australian Open) in the early stages of her pregnancy, is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. After staying away from tennis for almost a year, she resumed her career with the Fed Cup earlier this year in February.

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