We don’t envy Senena Williams’ schedule.

The arguable greatest tennis player of all time has been training for Wimbledon, alongisde mothering her 10-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

But, the 36 year old took to Twitter the other day, saldy explaining that she had missed her daughter’s first steps due to her busy training schedule.

She wrote: “She took her first steps… I was training and missed it. I cried.”

Mothers and Fathers globally who know the gut-wrenching feeling of missing their child’s “firsts”, and were quick to rally around her virtually online to show her support…

Among them were Chrissy Tiegan:

Publicist Jaime Primark:

Blogger Jenny Lawson:

Football presenter Alison Bender shared her own story of missing her little one’s first steps as she’s busy working at the World Cup:

Overall, it became a lovely thread and talking point, making parents realise that they simply can’t split themselves in two.

Cover photo source: instagram.com/serenawilliams