Who wouldn’t want to slip into the September issue?
Serena Williams covers the coveted September issue of Vogue this year – making the surprise announcement that she is retiring from tennis in an article she wrote for the magazine – and her 4-year-old daughter Olympia Ohanian has succeeded to get in on the action, holding his mother’s train in the stunning photo.
Wearing a pale blue Balenciaga dress with long tassel earrings, the tennis star poses barefoot on the beach, hands on hips for the cover – and if readers open the magazine’s flap, they will find little Olympia dressed in a white dress, with her face hidden by mum’s puffy train.
In an Instagram post, Williams, 40, shared her big Vogue moment and some thoughts on the new chapter she’s facing.
“Vogue. Cover of the September issue,” she wrote. “There comes a time in life when we have to decide to go in a different direction. This moment is always difficult when you love something so much. My God, I love tennis. But now the countdown has begun. I need to focus on being a mother, my spiritual goals, and finally discovering a different but just exciting Serena. I will savor these next few weeks.
In another Instagram post, she shared two more photos from the oceanside shoot, wearing a crocheted Wales Bonner beach dress in one photo and an elegant white dress from the Ralph Lauren collection in another.
It’s no surprise that the Olympic gold medalist – who married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in 2017 – got her little one on the Vogue action.
Olympia appears frequently on Williams’ Instagram feed, and instead of mentioning her tennis accomplishments, the proud mother in her biography reads, “I am Olympia’s mother.”
Focusing on her family, says the famous athlete, is the reason she decided to quit tennis.
“Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family,” she wrote in Vogue. “I don’t think that’s fair. If I was a man, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be out there playing and winning while my wife did the physical labor to expand our family.
Although they haven’t twinned for Vogue, Williams and her daughter often sport matching outfits, like the pink Balmain designs they wore during Paris Fashion Week this year or the David Koma jumpsuits they wore. worn at the premiere of “King Richard”. Olympia even owns a miniature recreation of one of her famous mother’s tennis outfits.
And while Williams may not play tennis in the future, she told Vogue she was trying for another baby – so it looks like fans might be expecting another child. joins one day at game times.
New York Post