During an interview with Essence, the former Wimbledon champ said she’s working hard to instill strength in her daughter and to teach her about being a black woman. Picture: Instagram

Tennis ace Serena Williams is winning on and off the court, and now the mom of one is planning a trip to Africa.

During an interview with Essence, the former Wimbledon champ said she’s working hard to instill strength in her daughter and to teach her about being a black woman.

“There are so many things I want to teach her about being a black woman, and I’m proud that I have that opportunity,” she told the magazine. 

She was ready to go!!!! @olympiaohanian

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“I was just talking with my husband, Alexis. We were talking about how we want to take her to Africa, and show her where she’s from and the strength that she gets from her ancestors. We want her to be able to build and thrive off that strength. And that’s only the beginning of what I want to teach her.”

The athlete has been forthcoming when it comes to parenting 11-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, and recently revealed that sometimes she doesn't feel like a good mom. 

@olympiaohanian helping momma ❤️❤️❤️ a gift from her Auntie Amy!

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She even said that she missed her daughter's first steps because of her grueling training routine. But she did have honest advice for new moms:“Believe in yourself and you can do anything."