Just five months after giving birth, Serena Williams is back in action. This February, the tennis queen competed alongside her sister Venus in the Fed Cup.
The Williams sisters lost their match to the Netherlands, but their appearance on the court was still a big deal — People reports that it was the first time in two years either Venus or Serena has been on the Fed Cup team. It also marks the first time Serena has competed in a professional match since giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. back in September.
Serena was scheduled to compete in the Australian Open this January, but decided to pull out after losing an exhibition match in December. After the match, she admitted that she wasn’t quite where she wanted to be yet, and wanted to take more time to get back into her best possible match shape.
Although this may not have been the return to tennis Serena had dreamed about, it was probably even more special than her most impressive wins — because her sweet daughter Alexis Olympia and her husband Alexis were cheering her on from the stands. Tiny Alexis Olympia was all decked out in red, white, and blue, and supportive dad Alexis donned a Team USA cap for the event.
Check out the video below to see the adorable photos of Alexis Olympia at the match, and please SHARE this story on Facebook!
Photos: Instagram / serenawilliams; Snapchat / Serena Williams
CORRECTION: February 13, 2018
An earlier version of this story called a tennis competition the Australian Cup. The event is called the Australian Open.
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