“Crypto Punk of My Wife”: Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Lives Up to His Promise at Met Gala 2021

Published 09/14/2021, 2:25 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)


American tennis legend Serena Williams has been a true ambassador for tennis. The way she carries herself on and off-the court is commendable. Over the years, she’s done so with her family, comprising of husband Alexis Ohanian and their adorable daughter Olympia.

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Yesterday, Serena Williams appeared at the Met Gala 2021. The American superstar was accompanied by her husband, Alexis. She wore a Gucci outfit, which included a silver bodysuit that had red stars on it. She also sported a luxurious feather-laden cape, which had a color combination of white, pink, and black.

NEW YORK, NY: Serena Williams (R) and husband Alexis Ohanian attend the “Being Serena” New York Premiere at Time Warner Center in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage) | Credits: Getty Images

However, her husband Alexis Ohanian donned a crypto punk memento on his coat. He had promised his followers that he would do that and he certainly lived up to his word. The internet entrepreneur even tweeted, Decided to bring a #Cryptopunk of my wife (that I bought for her) to the. WAGMI.”

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Decided to bring a #Cryptopunk of my wife (that I bought for her) to the #MetGala. WAGMI. pic.twitter.com/BI2VZFmasQ

— AlexisOhanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@alexisohanian) September 14, 2021

Serena Williams and her underwhelming 2021 season

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Reflecting on Williams‘ season, the veteran has not been able to match her usual standards this year. After making it to the semifinal in Melbourne, she did not feature in any event until the WTA 1000 event in Rome.

Serena Williams in action during her first round ladies’ singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on centre court on day two of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

During the entire clay season, she performed below par, losing in the fourth round of the French Open too. In Wimbeldon, where she was one of the favorites, Serena suffered an unfortunate injury and had to withdraw from the match and the tournament.

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Since then, Serena hasn’t yet returned to action, skipping the Olympic games in Tokyo as well as the US Open. Hopefully, we’ll see her back on the tennis courts soon.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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