Serena Williams Says Daughter Olympia Thinks Mom’s Kids’ Book Is About Her: ‘It’s Quite Funny’

Serena Williams’s daughter loves her mom’s new children’s book — especially because she thinks it’s about her!

The tennis star, 40, appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday where she chatted about her children’s book The Adventures of Qai Qai, which comes out later this month.

Asked how her 5-year-old daughter Olympia likes the book, Williams shared that her little girl, whom she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian, believes the book is actually about her, and not her doll Qai Qai.

“Olympia thinks it’s her in the book. She thinks the mom is me and she thinks the dad is my husband,” she said with a laugh. “It’s quite funny because I’m like it’s not us … I don’t want it to go to her head.”

Sharing more about her first children’s book, Williams explained that the story includes “some really cool hidden messages about self-confidence” and goes “back to the art about being a kid.”

“We can’t forget how important it is to use your imagination and play and also believe in yourself,” she added.

Williams first announced in December that she would be releasing her first kids’ book, illustrated by Yesenia Moises, with Invisible Universe, an entertainment technology company.

“Storytime is such an important pillar of our bedtime routine, like so many others around the world,” Williams said in a statement at the time about reading with her daughter. “Qai Qai is a special member of our family and we hope The Adventures of Qai Qai will give others a new way to welcome Qai Qai into their own home.”


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