“Definitely a Good Part of 2020”: Serena Williams’ Husband Shares Special Mother-Daughter Moment at US Open

Published 12/31/2020, 7:00 AM EST
Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian congratulate Serena Williams after she won her final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


2020 is right on the edge of the cliff, and it is time to take a final look at the year that was. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian shared an adorable moment from 2020 where his wife Serena Williams waved back to their daughter from the tennis court.

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At the 2020 US Open, the 39-year-old American faced compatriot Sloane Stephens in the third round. In the crowd, Serena had her biggest cheerers, her husband and daughter Olympia.
From one set down, the 23-time Grand Slam winner recovered and won the other two sets. She recorded a whopping 12 aces in their match.

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her Women’s Singles third round match against Sloane Stephens of the United States on Day Six of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
But more than her victory, Serena’s moment with her daughter made everyone’s day. The 3-year-old who was in the stands pointed at Serena and mumbled ‘mother’ to which Serena happily waved back.
Screenwriter Ariel Dumas shared the mother-daughter moment and called it the good part of 2020. The 37-year-old Alexis responded with, “This was definitely a good part of 2020.”

This was definitely a good part of 2020. https://t.co/buOJAx74ru

— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@alexisohanian) December 30, 2020

Earlier, the couple had mentioned how the lockdown helped them bond together. Serena and Olympia’s many activities gave a glimpse of what a happy quarantine could look like.
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Next season will probably be the last chance for the 4-time Olympic Gold medallist to win a major title. She is only one Grand Slam behind Margaret Court’s all-time most major titles record.
Her last major win came at the Australian Open in 2017. Since then, she has finished as the runner-up in four Grand Slams finals and also as a semifinalist at the 2020 US Open.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning a point during her Women’s Singles second-round match against Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia on day three of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena also claimed that she is playing only to break the record. However, considering the upcoming tennis players and her age, it won’t be a cakewalk for the American.
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But if there is anyone in tennis who can achieve the impossible, it is Serena Williams. She has returned to the sport from many difficult odds, and her passion for tennis is still alive.
Williams will resume her career at the Australian Open from February 8. Given the restrictions in Melbourne Park, it is uncertain if her husband and daughter will be there to cheer for her.
Above all, she is fit and motivated to take on the next season. And if she gets her Slam, then we might see her say goodbye to the sport.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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