[Close-Up] Serena Williams Serves Up Mom Goals On The Cover Of ‘Vogue’ With Baby Girl Alexis Olympia

Serena Williams X Vogue February 2018

Photo Credit: Mario Testino/Vogue

Serena Williams has easily made the transition from tennis goals to mom goals since the birth of her baby girl Alexis Olympia. She showed off her post-pregnancy bod and had the most fairytale wedding of the year. Now, she’s giving us all the feels on the February cover of Vogue. 

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The tennis great shares the cover alongside her daughter, making Alexis the youngest Vogue cover star yet. Lensed by Mario Testino, Serena glows in a red Versace dress paired with golden earrings and bracelet, while Alexis sports a onesie (too cute!). Her deep brown kinky waves were crafted by Vernon François with a nude beauty beat by Tyron Machhausen. 

“When I first saw this @voguemagazine cover it brought tears to my eyes. All Vogue covers are special, but to share this one with my beautiful daughter @olympiaohanian also the youngest Vogue cover star makes it moment I will never forget.”

Serena Williams X Vogue February 2018

Photo Credit: Mario Testino/Vogue

Inside, she talks about motherhood, complications after giving birth (she was bedridden for six weeks) and making her tennis comeback.

“Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this,” she says. “It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talks about the low moments—the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry. I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby? The emotions are insane.”

Her cover spread is also an all-family affair, featuring tender moments with her husband, sisters and her mom. Swipe through to check out the rest of the images and click here to read the full interview. 

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