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Serena: I was heartbroken to miss Olympia's first steps

Serena: I was heartbroken to miss Olympia's first steps

02/05/2019 at 07:18Updated 02/05/2019 at 08:30

Serena Williams described the difficulties she faced as a mother after returning to professional tennis.

Speaking in a press conference in San Franciso, Williams talked about the obstacles she had faed since having a child, Olympia, in September 2017.

Williams has since returned to tennis but spoke about how she combines work with motherhood.

She said: "I was sad that I missed her first step and that broke my heart. I know a lot of parents, that happens to but for me, definitely hands down, it is that.

"I want her to live her best life and the right way."

Williams went on to give advice to younger people, saying: "Have a good attitude when you approach something you can be completely terrified of. It's important because everything is mental. If you can overcome it mentally, then you can overcome a lot of stuff. When you are approaching a new project or approaching whatever it could be with your team or by yourself as a leader or a team member, it is so important to just go in with a positive attitude."

She went on to say: "I feel like the more diversity we have in the area and the more ideas that we can bring, we can really just make it better. The world does not look like one person. The world is a plethora of people. Why would you want your business and company to look the same way?"

Williams is next due to play in the 2019 Rome Open which begins on 6 May.