“She Puked on Me” — Serena Williams Reminds Us All That Even Olympians Can’t Win at Motherhood

Serena Williams

Just days before making her return to the U.S. Open on Monday since giving birth to her daughter Olympia, Tennis superstar Serena Williams took to Twitter with a REAL mommy moment we all can appreciate.

Using the hashtag #ThisMama, Williams took to Twitter to share what happened while flying with her 11-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

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“The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle and when I finally got her to sit still, she threw up all over me,” Williams tweeted.

She shared the experience saying “kids humble us,” and turning to parents in the Twitter-verse for support asking for more humbling and humiliating stories of parenthood. What she got in return were laughable and relatable parenting tales as she headed back to work.

This mama shared how her son helped to tame some of her grays:

This mom who got a birthday surprise like no other:

Or this mom who realized she and her hubs needed to speak in code:

#ThisMama is part of Williams' partnership campaign with Chase. But this tennis master who is currently going for her 24th Grand Slam Title--her 7th at the U.S. Open--is no stranger to being REAL about motherhood.


Since welcoming her daughter last fall, the 36-year-old has been open about the challenges and triumphs of motherhood, including her battle with postpartum depression.

It just goes to show that even the world's greatest athletes are no match for the ups and downs of motherhood. But like Williams, we wouldn't have it any other way!


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