The greatest tennis player of all time shared the cover with social media followers on Wednesday and tweeted, “This is a moment I will never forget.”
The cover photo, shot by Mario Testino, shows Williams in a gorgeous red dress with a simple neckline, gold jewelry and what looks like her massive engagement ring. Alexis keeps things chic in a white onesie alongside her mom.
“When I first saw this @voguemagazine cover it brought tears to my eyes,” Williams said in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “All Vogue covers are special but to share this one with my beautiful daughter @olympiaohanian also the youngest Vogue cover star makes it moment I will never forget.”
In the accompanying article, Williams opens up about the health complications she faced after delivering her daughter, and about the difficulties of motherhood.
“Sometimes I get really down and feel like, Man, I can’t do this,” the 36-year-old says in the article. “It’s that same negative attitude I have on the court sometimes. I guess that’s just who I am. No one talks about the low moments ― the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry.”
She adds: “I’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby? The emotions are insane.”
Head to Vogue to read the rest of the article. The magazine hits newsstands on Jan. 16.