When it comes to comforting her mom, this kid’s already aces.
In a “No Filter” podcast clip posted for Mamamia on Sunday, tennis star Serena Williams recounted how her 1-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, reacted to her emotional defeat to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final recently.
The match took a controversial turn when Williams had multiple confrontations with a chair umpire and was eventually docked a full game.
Williams, distraught, met up with her family afterward.
“I got in the car, and Olympia was in the car,” she told host Mia Freedman (beginning at the 1:25 mark in the audio below). “It was so weird. She started giving me kisses; she never gives me kisses. She doesn’t even know to give kisses … and she just grabbed me.”
“This little baby is so smart,” she added.
And, of course, Alexis Olympia’s consoling kisses worked like a charm.
“It’s just hard to be too down … when you have someone to take care of,” Williams said. ”… It puts everything in perspective.”
Williams chairs the board of advisers for HuffPost’s parent company, Oath.