Serena Williams couldn’t take her eyes off her biggest fans on Saturday following her third-round victory over Sloan Stevens at the US Open.
While chatting on the court postgame, the 38-year-old tennis star gushed about her favorite cheerleader, 3-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia, who watched the match with dad Alexis Ohanian, Williams’ husband of nearly three years.
“I hope that she saw her mama fighting,” Williams told the media before saying, “Hey, baby,” to her little girl.
Williams then joked about whether or not she had Alexis’ full-attention.
“I don’t think she was paying attention between you and me,” Williams quipped. “She may have been playing with some princesses upstairs.”
Last week, Williams shared a sweet Instagram snap of her mini-me watching courtside. She captioned the post, “Princess.”
Williams will face Greece’s Maria Sakkari in the fourth round on Monday.