Tennis legend Serena Williams on balancing work with motherhood and questioning if she's a "good mum"

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Tennis legend Serena Williams on balancing work with motherhood and questioning if she's a "good mum"
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Tennis legend Serena Williams – who shares a four-year-old daughter with her husband Alexis Ohanian – has opened up about balancing her work life with being a parent, admitting that she often suffers with "mum guilt".

Speaking to Insider, the 40-year-old revealed that she's a "hands-on" parent, although she struggles with not being able to devote all of her time to daughter Alexis (who also goes by the name Olympia). "Mum guilt is real. I always feel so guilty when I'm doing something on my own," Williams said.

"I don't know if I'm a good mum," the tennis pro added. "I don't know if my method works, but I'm very hands-on with my daughter." Williams went on to explain that being a hands-on parent is something she learned from her own mum and dad, but means she often struggles with knowing where her work ends and motherhood begins, as well as fitting in time for herself.

"I've set really good boundaries," she pointed out, "but then after work, I'm going right to my daughter. And that's amazing and good, but now it's like, 'Okay, what happens to Serena?'"

So many mums can relate to this.

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