Serena Williams has been a source of inspiration for many mamas (including mommy-to-be Pippa Middleton!), but she鈥檚 just like every other new parent when it comes to asking for advice and striving to find the perfect work-family balance. Since returning to tennis earlier this year, the first-time mom has faced her share of struggles, including missing her baby girl鈥檚 first steps because of her career.

Taking to Twitter on Saturday, July 7, the seven-time Wimbledon champion (who鈥檚 currently in the running to win her eighth title in London) revealed the harsh reality of balancing training for the game she loves with raising her mini me, Alexis Olympia. 鈥淪he took her first steps鈥 I was training and missed it,鈥 the legendary player told fans on social media. 鈥淚 cried.鈥

The 36-year-old immediately received an outpouring of support from her followers 鈥 something she鈥檚 also been getting plenty of from hubby Alexis Ohanian Sr., as well as their daughter (who, yes, already has her own Insta account).

Back in March, the superstar athlete revealed that although she struggles with mom guilt, she has her priorities set in stone. 鈥淲orking motherhood is real. It鈥檚 so real,鈥 she proclaimed. 鈥淏ut I have my priorities and Olympia is that鈥 I鈥檓 never a day without Olympia. She鈥檚 my priority and every day I need to be home with her. I don鈥檛 wanna miss any moments with her.鈥

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