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'I cried': Serena reveals she missed her baby's first steps

AFP  |  London 

is so focused on winning an eighth title that she missed baby daughter Olympia's first steps.

Williams has travelled to the Club with Olympia, but her parental duties have to be put on hold while she prepares for her matches.

That means sometimes being away while is taking major steps in her growth -- including walking for the first time.

Williams, who gave birth in September, advanced to fourth round with a win over on Friday.

And just hours later, the 36-year-old said she had been in training when took her first steps.

"She took her first steps... I was training and missed it. I cried," Williams wrote on

The American star last week posted on the Olympia's Instagram account showing her on one of Wimbledon's grass courts.

Williams was asked at why she has given her daughter such a public profile, given some fellow players keep their families out of the spotlight.

"I mean, it's 2018. I'm so modern," Williams said.

"For me, it was so natural. She's so fun. I just want to share those moments with everyone.

"We don't share a lot on her page, but we do share enough. It's just so cool." Williams, chasing a 24th Grand Slam title, faces Russian in the last 16 on Monday.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 17:50 IST