Why My daughter Won’t Play Tennis – Serena Williams

2016 U.S. Open - Day 6 Serena Williams of the United States hits balls in to the crowd after her victory against Johanna Larsson of Sweden in the Women's Singles round three match on Arthur Ashe Stadium on day six of the 2016 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2016 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

American tennis star, Serena Williams, has revealed she doesn’t want her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. to play tennis when she grows up.

The star player said her daughter will not have a normal life if she follows her footsteps.

Recall that the mother of one  withdrew from the year’s opening Grand Slam, which will be played as from Jan. 15 to Jan. 28 because she needed more time to be ready to defend her title after giving birth to her first child in September.

Speaking to Vogue magazine, Serena said, “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.

“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.”