She juggles being one of the most famous and successful tennis pros on the planet with being a hands-on mum to her daughter Olympia.
And Serena Williams shared a sweet snap as she took a moment to relax with her little one, as she slept soundly in her arms.
The tennis champion, 37, seemed to have tired herself out while doting on the tot, as she had closed her eyes for quick power nap alongside her.
Cute: Serena Williams shared a sweet snap on Instagram showing her sleeping alongside her 15-month-old daughter Olympia on Saturday
Finding the snap amusing, Serena simply wrote: ‘caught’, before adding sleeping emojis for fun.
The snap seemed to have been taken by Serena’s husband Alexis Ohanian, 35, and the pair were at ease together.
Serena looked glamorous even as she slept, and Olympia looked adorable as she relaxed in her floral-print shirt and a pink jacket.
Devoted mother: The tennis champ, who welcomed her first child last year, strives to be a hands-on mom while maintaining her high-flying sports career
Her little girl: Serena’s post comes after she shared a sweet picture on Wednesday, showing her hand-in-hand with the 15-month-old on a sandy beach
Serena’s post comes after she shared a sweet picture on Wednesday, showing her hand-in-hand with the 15-month-old.
The Grand Slam champ and her little girl were snapped walking on a sandy beach with the blue ocean behind them and blue skies above them.
Serena wore a black one-piece and a wide-brimmed sun hat, while Olympia was dressed in a colourful patterned romper.
The tennis player was at the peak of her career when she welcomed her first child last year, and Serena recently spoke about the challenges of maintaining a high-flying sports career while being a focused mother to a young child.
Celebrity couple: Olympia’s father is Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (pictured with Serena at the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last May)
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Serena says she simply ‘doesn’t know’ how she makes things work.
‘Honestly, I don’t know. I go to bed every night thinking, “How did I get through this day?”‘ she said. ‘I’m sure a lot of people out there can relate, right? It’s like, this day is over, it’s 10 o’clock, I got through it. How did that happen.’
The tennis star has a packed schedule all year round, on top of her intense training regime, as she added: ‘I’m training on top of running this fashion company, on top of being a full-time mom.
‘I’m super hands-on as a mom. I just take it as it is and realise that everyone goes through the same thing,’ she explained.
Tennis legend: Serena said she simply ‘doesn’t know’ how she makes things work as she juggles her busy schedule which sees her play matches around the globe all year
‘I think it’s really important to realize that no day is going to be perfect. For me, that’s really hard because I strive for perfection, and I feel like everything I do has to be great and has to be perfect, because I am a true perfectionist,’ Serena added.
‘But that’s impossible. That’s not reasonable. Then I realize that, OK, I had a rough day today, let’s do something to make it better tomorrow. I think it’s important to expect to have some really rough times when you’re going through something, but always know that you can overcome it.’
Serena, who said she wanted to learnt to code in her spare time, said her fame came with a responsibility, as she added: ‘[It’s important to] encourage people to support each other. Especially as women of color. We really have to support each other.
‘I always like to say that women really should support each other, because the success of one woman should be the inspiration to the next. If we look at it that way, there would be so much more that we can accomplish.’
New role: Speaking to Teen Vogue, she explained’I’m super hands-on as a mom. I just take it as it is and realize that everyone goes through the same thing’