What could possibly make Serena Williams’ first tennis match since giving birth a day to remember? Well, winning is the first thing that comes to mind. But for the new mom, that just wasn’t to be. And that’s completely okay. Hey, no one can win 100% of the time. Even though Williams lost her post-baby tennis world debut, she had a cheering section that could brighten just about anyone’s day.

Williams and her big sis Venus may have lost their doubles match, but their Fed Cup certainly wasn’t all bad. While at the Asheville, North Carolina event, Serena had very own cheering section. That’s right. Her hubby, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, was courtside rooting for her. But he wasn’t the only cheerleader lending support to Williams.

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Who was helping Ohanian cheer for Williams? The couple’s baby daughter Olympia, of course. The 5-month-old couldn’t have been cuter, sporting a sweet little red and white striped headband.

As a new mom, Williams noted that this is the first time she’s traveled (for work) with her child. Yeah, she may have lost her match. But we think she’s winning at parenting. Hey, being a new working mama isn’t easy for anyone — even a super-famous tennis star.

Are you a working mother? Share your struggles or triumphs in the comments below.

—Erica Loop

 

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