American tennis star, Serena Williams, in a new interview said she doesn’t want her baby daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. to play tennis when she grows up.
According to her, her daughter can’t have a normal life if she follows her footsteps.
She said this in an interview with Vogue Magazine.
“I would hate her to have to deal with comparisons or expectations. It’s so much work, and I’ve given up so much. I don’t regret it, but it’s like Sliding Doors: Go through a different door and lead a different life. I’d like her to have a normal life. I didn’t have that” she said.
She went on to say, “I think sometimes women limit themselves. I’m not sure why we think that way, but I know that we’re sometimes taught to not dream as big as men, not to believe we can be a president or a CEO, when in the same household, a male child is told he can be anything he wants. I’m so glad I had a daughter. I want to teach her that there are no limits.”