Tennis legend Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia take the cover story of American Vogue‘s February 2018 edition captured by fashion photographer Mario Testino. In charge of styling was Tonne Goodman, who for the session selected looks from the likes of Versace, Valentino, Michael Kors Collection, J.Crew, and Ralph Lauren Collection among other. Beauty is work of hair stylists Vernon François for Vernon François (for Serena) , Angela Meadows and Nigel Phillips (for her family), makeup artists Tyron Machhausen (for Serena), Natasha Gross and Jainel Forbes (for her family). Set design by Rafa Olarra. For the session Serena was joined by her family, daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, husband Alexis Ohanian, sisters Venus Williams, Isha Price, Lyndrea Price, and mother Oracene Price.
“We’re not spending a day apart until she’s eighteen. Now that I’m 36 and I look at my baby, I remember that this was also one of my goals when I was little, before tennis took over, when I was still kind of a normal girl who played with dolls. Oh, my God, I loved my dolls.I love the way you make me feel. To be honest, there’s something really attractive about the idea of moving to San Francisco and just being a mom. But not yet.
Maybe this goes without saying, but it needs to be said in a powerful way: I absolutely want more Grand Slams. I’m well aware of the record books, unfortunately. It’s not a secret that I have my sights on 25. And actually, I think having a baby might help. When I’m too anxious I lose matches, and I feel like a lot of that anxiety disappeared when Olympia was born. Knowing I’ve got this beautiful baby to go home to makes me feel like I don’t have to play another match. I don’t need the money or the titles or the prestige. I want them, but I don’t need them. That’s a different feeling for me.” – Serena for Vogue Magazine on having a baby and wanting more Grand Slams titles.