Serena Williams' male tennis coach told her to stop breastfeeding.
The 36-year-old legendary sportswoman gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., whom she has with her husband Alex Ohanian, 11 months ago and, although she couldn't wait to get back on the court, she was shocked when she was advised to switch to formula feeding in order to improve her game.
Speaking in TIME magazine, Serena's coach Patrick Mouratoglou said: "I felt the decisions were taken through the angle of the family, where before, every decision was taken through the angle of tennis. This is a big difference. Even if you are Serena, if you want to be successful in tennis, tennis has to be priority No. 1."
However, the brunette beauty has admitted his advice was hard to swallow.
She explained: "You have the power to sustain the life that God gave her. You have the power to make her happy, to calm her. At any other time in your life, you don't have this magical superpower. It's absolutely hard to take from a guy.