FILE – In this May 26, 2013, file photo, Oracene Price, bottom, mother of Serena, top, and Venus Williams watches her daughter Venus’ first round match against Poland’s Urszula Radwanska at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Williams praised her mother for being a role model in an open letter posted to Reddit on Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

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New mom Serena Williams thanks mother for being a role model

New mom Serena Williams is thanking her own mother for being the role model she says she needed.

In an open letter to her mother
Williams says she hopes to “have the same fortitude” in raising her own daughter, Alexis Olympia, who was born on Sept. 1. She signed the letter: “your youngest of five.”

Williams is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

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