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Serena Williams Signed Her Daughter, Olympia, Up For Tennis Lessons But Didn't Tell The Instructor Who She Was

"The lady had no idea that it's my daughter, so we'll see how that goes."

If you've ever wondered whether or not Serena Williams' daughter, Olympia, would take up tennis, the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, Serena just signed up her 3-year-old for her very first lesson and documented the entire process on Instagram.

Serena and Olympia at the Aussie Open
Hannah Peters / Getty Images

It's the cutest thing ever because it's almost like watching any mom talk about her kid taking up a new sport, except, ya know, she also happens to be the GOAT.

Serena Williams getting her daughter ready for her first tennis lesson is the best thing you’ll watch all week

"I signed Olympia up for tennis lessons. Don't start with me because I'm not giving her tennis lessons, but I signed her up for some," Serena began.

Serena Williams on Instagram Live
Serena WIlliams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

"But the lady had no idea that it's my daughter, so we'll see how that goes," she continued with a smile. TBH, I reallllllllly need to see a video of this tennis instructor realizing that her new student's mom is SERENA FREAKING WILLIAMS.

Serena Williams on Instagram Live
Serena Williams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

"I'm not a pushy mom, but I know how I like technique. So I'll make sure she's good at teaching Olympia some techniques."

Serena Williams on Instagram Live
Serena WIlliams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

I'm stressed for this tennis instructor lmao.

And then she showed off Olympia's very own tennis racket: "Look, Olympia got a cute racket like mine."

Serena Williams on Instagram Live
Serena WIlliams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

Before Olympia even started her lessons, Serena did what any good mom/coach would do and pulled up old tennis matches to study.

Serena Williams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

I'm seriously cackling at Serena joking around and telling her 3-year-old to watch her "open stance" and speed.

Of course, Olympia had other viewing plans.

A picture of Olympia watching Little Angel with the caption "That baby not playing tennis, Olympia"
Serena Williams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

Then Serena showed off her "tennis mom outfit"...

Serena Williams on Instagram Live showing off a mirror selfie of her tennis mom look — a pink tank top and green skirt
Serena Williams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

...and Olympia's tennis look:

Olynpia showing off her black and white Nike tennis outfit
Serena Williams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

And finally gave us an update from the lesson (in a mask!): "So she's at her tennis lesson, but I'm gonna leave so I'm not distracting."

Serena wearing a mask on Instagram Live
Serena Williams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

She continued, "I know how to leave and be. I'm not, like, an overprotective mom...no matter what Alexis [Ohanian, her husband] says."

Serena claiming not to be an overprotective mom on Instagram Live
Serena Williams / Via Instagram: @serenawilliams

Honestly, I love to watch Serena play tennis, but I almost equally love watching her document life as a tennis mom.

Serena kissing Olympia at the Auckland tennis tournament
Hannah Peters / Getty Images

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