Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have joked that their children will form the ultimate doubles team in the future, after they were born just a day apart.
The pair are regarded among the finest tennis players of all time, winning a stunning 35 Grand Slam titles between them, and they are both set to be involved as parents on tour.
Djokovic’s second child, and first daughter, Tara was born a day apart from Serena’s daughter Alexis Olympia in September, and the Serb continues to send her articles about childcare.
And the pair have joked that their children could form a fabulous doubles team in the future, according to Vogue.
Djokovic is not the only ATP Tour star to remain in contact with Serena, with Stan Wawrinka gifting her daughter a tiny pair of Tod’s driving loafers, while WTA aces Caroline Wozniacki, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Angelique Kerber have all reached out to her throughout the year.
Williams added that her modern day ‘GOAT’ (greatest of all time) rival Roger Federer – a 19-time Grand Slam champion – was finding life as a tennis-playing parent much easier than her.
‘It’s so unfair,’ she said.
‘He produced four babies and barely missed a tournament. I can’t even imagine where I’d be with twins right now.
‘Probably at the bottom of the pool.’
Despite joking with Djokovic that their children could link up on court in the future, Williams admitted she was horrified when she saw her daughter transfixed by Argentine player Juan Martin del Potro.
‘I was distraught when I saw her,’ she added. ‘I would hate for her to have to deal with comparisons or expectations.
‘It’s so much work, and I’ve given up so much. I don’t regret it, but it’s like Sliding Doors: Go through a different door and lead a different life.
‘I’d like her to have a normal life. I didn’t have that.’