Serena Williams spoke about her daughter Olympia during a press conference in Wimbledon. Will she become a tennis player like her mum? Serena replied: "I'm actually working on Olympia's game. We like to do a lot of sports with Olympia.
Actually, she likes soccer more, so we'll see." Serena also recalled the start to her career: "When I started playing, Hingis was No. 1 at 16, she had won Grand Slams. Everyone was winning as a teenager. Capriati had won things.
She was like 14. I won a Grand Slam, I was 17. It was a ton of teenagers doing things, so it was a lot of pressure. You were almost expected to win. If Martina was No. 1 at 16, then we were underachieving at 17. It was definitely a ton of pressure for us.
It switched somewhere in between where people started winning a little bit later. I don't know. Maybe this is a trend back where the players are going to be teenagers and winning again." Sam Groth, the former Australian player, has written an article about Serena's reaction to Ash Barty being made No.
1. He said, in his words, it was an absolute disgrace. Serena commented: "I don't even know what he's talking about, so... I'm happy she's No. 1. I don't know anyone that isn't. She's such a sweet person.
I don't know. I think she's just the one person in the locker room that everyone roots for, including me, so..."