The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and that old saying certainly applies to 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian.
The 38-year-old uploaded a gallery of photos of herself and Alexis wearing matching purple Nike tennis outfits and sneakers while the 2-year-old mimicked her mother’s every tennis move.
“Caption this (MUST SWIPE RIGHT),” Williams captioned the photos.
Serena Williams bonding with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian on the tennis court. @serenawilliams/Instagram
Fans of the professional tennis player gushed over the mommy-daughter bonding moment.
“I just love her and you too much! If this gets any cuter, I will NOT LIVE!” wrote Serena’s older sister Venus Williams, who herself has seven Grand Slam titles.
“THIS IS INCREDIBLE! ‘2035 WIMBLEDON DOUBLE CHAMPS!’ “
“Omg, she’s such a mini-me, so cute!!”
“Baddest mother-daughter combo EVER🔥🔥🔥🔥.”
“She gets it from her mama!”
“Her squat in the 2nd pic, I’m crying 😭😭😭♥️♥️♥️.”
Reddit co-founder Alexis Kerry Ohanian and Williams welcomed their daughter into the world on Sept.1, 2017, which is the same year the couple wed.
In a 2018 Vogue interview, Williams jokingly said that she and her daughter aren’t “spending a day a part until she’s 18.”
Serena Williams is holding her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian. @serenawilliams/Instagram
While Williams looks like she is enjoying the mommy life teaching her daughter to follow in her footsteps, she revealed in February of this year the difficulties of motherhood and having a career in sports.
“I am not sure who took this picture, but Working and being a mom is not easy,” Williams wrote for the photo caption of her holding her sleeping toddler.
“I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go to 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 @olympiaohanian. #nofilter #nomakeup #nohairbursh lol #justme.”
Despite the hurdles, Williams was applauded for her honesty and complimented on being a strong, hardworking mother to Alexis.