“I Blame Tom Brady”: Serena Williams’ Husband Relished the New Star Wars Ride at Walt Disney World

Published 05/02/2021, 6:17 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: 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)


Twenty-three-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams has been involved in tennis for over two decades. She began playing as a teenager and still continues to be on top after entering motherhood. The commitment to the sport and the passion in her to still compete for the biggest honors in the game is commendable. 

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Recently, Serena Williams visited Walt Disney World on her husband Alexis Ohanian’s instance. It was a family trip and their daughter Olympia too was part of this exciting outing. Overall, it was a good time spent by the family, and they were thrilled with the experience. 

Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021, Serena Williams of the U.S. with her daughter and husband at A Day at The Drive REUTERS/Morgan Sette

Alexis Ohanian went on Instagram and posted a picture along with a caption, “This was a fun trip. The new Star Wars ride is unbelievably awesome. I blame Tom Brady for giving me the idea to take the fam back to Walt Disney World. Shoot, I guess I’m too early for #maythefourthbewithyou but Serena Williams needs to know this isn’t a Star Trek ride… For Olympia’s sake.”

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Serena Williams and her family had a gala time during a visit to Walt Disney World

Interestingly, the idea of visiting the famous Walt Disney World was given by NFL superstar Tom Brady. During their visit, they went on the new Star Wars ride and found the entire experience enthralling. After their eventful trip, Alexis joked Serena should be aware of it being a Star Wars ride and not a Star Trek one, given her poor knowledge on this subject. 

Moving on to tennis, Serena Williams began her season at the exhibition event in Adelaide, ‘A Day at the Drive’. After that, she featured at the Yarra Valley Classic but had to pull out before her semifinal match due to a shoulder niggle. 

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021, Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

The 39-year-old player was next seen at the Australian Open. Unfortunately, she couldn’t go the distance and suffered defeat to the eventual champion Naomi Osaka. She was disappointed, as she had trained intensely during the off-season.

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The American superstar has not featured in any event since then. She was scheduled to compete at the Miami Open but withdrew due to oral surgery she had to undergo. The veteran is scheduled to play at the WTA Italian Open in Rome next week.

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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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