By Bobbie Whiteman For Dailymail.com
Published: 03:08 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 03:08 BST, 1 September 2019
She finds it 'really kind of painful' being away from her baby daughter.
Tennis ace Serena Williams is currently competing in the US Open at Flushing Meadow, New York, and she has revealed that her toddler Alexis Olympia - who turns two on Sunday - gets 'upset' when she has to leave for work and admitted her 'heart literally aches' when she can't be with her.
The 37-year-old sports star shares Alexis with her Internet entrepreneur husband Alexis Ohanian, 36. And she told Forbes on Friday: 'I actually prefer playing in the day because I get to go home and see my baby.
Darling girl: Tennis star Serena Williams, who is playing in the US Open, revealed she finds it 'really kind of painful' being away from daughter, Alexis Olympia, in an interview with Forbes
'I’ve been missing her the last few nights when I play. In the beginning she would really be upset when I left. And now she’s a little bit better. I think I’m a little more upset.
'But at the same time, she definitely still takes it a little hard. She’s still super young.'