Whether you're spending quality time with the kids or extremely busy with work, a mother's instincts never fail to kick in—and Serena Williams knows this all too well.
The tennis player, 38, revealed that during her recent tennis match in Lexington, KY, she nearly freaked out when she thought she heard her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. cough. The two-year old, who showed her support from the stands with her dad, Alexis Ohanian, was eating grapes at the time. And understandably, the mere thought of her daughter choking on fruit was enough to get Williams's attention.
She said, “I didn’t even look over there. I think I heard her cough though. I know my baby’s cough. She was drinking and she was eating grapes. And I’m then like, ‘Oh my gosh. Is she chewing? Make sure you chew.'”
We imagine that the tennis star was tempted to drop everything and check on her little girl, especially since whole grapes are considered a choking hazard for little ones. But since she was in the middle of a pretty intense game, she gave her husband a quick glance before returning to the match.