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Serena Williams writes emotional open letter to her mother

From one amazing woman to another...

By Holly Royce

Serena Williams thanks her mother, Oracene Price, for showing her how to be a strong, powerful woman in a world filled with ignorance and hate.

Nothing makes you reflect on the phenomenal work your mother put in like having a child of your own.

Serena Williams, who gave birth to a girl earlier this month is no different.

In a Reddit post entitled Dear Mom, the tennis pro thanked her mother for "being the role model I needed to endure all the hardships that I now regard as a challenges--ones that I enjoy."

"I hope to teach my baby Alexis Olympia the same, and have the same fortitude you have had."

Serena and husband Alexis Ohanian
Serena and husband Alexis Ohanian

As previously reported, the tennis great accidentally revealed her pregnancy by uploading a photo of herself to Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks."

Her representatives were forced to confirm the exciting news just hours after the tennis star posted (and quickly deleted) an image of her growing baby bump.

“Well, actually it was an accident,” she told Gayle King at Tuesday’s 2017 Ted Talks conference. “I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m going.”

She added: “I didn’t tell a lot of people to be quite honest and I’d been saving it. On social media, you press the wrong button and… Thirty minutes later I missed four calls and I’m like, ‘That’s weird.’ But it was a good moment. I was only going to wait five or six more days [to share].”

The pregnancy announcement was met with utter joy and no small amount of amazement as quick-thinking fans worked out that the 23-time Grand Slam winner was approximately eight weeks pregnant during the Australian Open—which she won—in January.