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Serena Williams marks daughter Olympia’s first day of kindergarten as life after tennis moves on

Serena Williams marked the first day of kindergarten for her daughter Olympia on Monday as the tennis star continued her journey away from tennis.

The 23-time Grand Slam began her “evolution” away from tennis earlier this month when she pulled down the curtain on a stunning career after losing in the third round to Alja Tomljanovic at the US Open.

The 40-year-old has now shared a glimpse into her life post-trial as she began life as a stay at home mom.

The American star took to Twitter on Monday morning to announce that it was the first day of kindergarten for her five-year-old daughter Olympia.

Williams wrote, “Ok first day of kindergarten… #stayathomemom #workingmom.”

When she announced she was retiring from sport in an interview with Vogue last month, Williams revealed that she wants to make more time for “other things that are important to me.”

Those “other things,” she explained, are business and family.

For starters, Williams, who turns 41 later this month, not only wants to spend more time with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and Olympia, but she’s also hoping for another child.

“For the past year, Alexis and I have been trying to have another child and we recently received some information from my doctor that has put my mind at ease and that we can expand our family whenever we are ready . ‘ Williams wrote.

“As an athlete, I definitely don’t want to get pregnant again. I need to be two feet into tennis or two feet out.

She also admitted, albeit tongue-in-cheek, that her retirement should have come years ago because giving up the job has given her a chance to “enjoy” life.

Williams, 40, who appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, also revealed she was unusually nervous after announcing her retirement plans to Vogue in August.

She said: “I was stressed out all the time, I thought I was going to be really unhappy and scared when this whole article came out.

“You must be thinking I’ve been playing tennis since I was literally in a stroller. There is an image of Venus pushing me in a stroller.

“For me, it was like it had to be done suddenly, that’s a big deal. When it came out I was really relieved. I didn’t expect to feel like this, but I felt good.”

She added: “I should have done it ten years ago. I always thought that in the end I would just quietly walk away and not say anything and just make an announcement on social media.

However, the American star teased that she could copy Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady, who briefly retired during the NFL offseason earlier this year before reversing the decision.

When asked about the Brady copy, she said, “Tom Brady has started an amazing trend. That’s what I want to say.’

She also revealed that she intends to view retirement not as a recovery period, but more as an “evolution of Serena.”

“I think retirement is something that’s super deserved and people work really hard for,” she added.

“I just feel like I’m at an age where I definitely have a lot more to give and want to do a lot more, so I’m not going to relax. For me there is so much more. I think it’s more of an evolution of Serena.

“There are so many things I’ve wanted to do for so many years and I’ve had such a passion for tennis for so long that I’ve never done it. But now it’s time for me to enjoy these things.”

Olympia made a delightful cameo in her mother’s opening round match against Danka Kovinic at Flushing Meadows as Williams began her finals tournament.

Olympia was spotted in the stands alongside her father and William’s husband Alexis Ohanian at Arthur Ashe Stadium on August 29.

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