“I Can’t Say No to Her” – Serena Williams Reveals Daughter Olympia’s Liking for Tennis

Published 08/06/2020, 9:00 AM EDT

During the Coronavirus lockdown, Serena Williams has been quite busy with her two-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. With no tennis to play a month ago both of them have received huge amounts of love and regards on social media as they posted some of the things they did.

One thing they did was dress as Disney princesses. For instance, they both dressed as Belle, the main character from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. And the last month as the lockdowns eased Serena and Olympia went on to the tennis court together. The mother-daughter duo wore the same outfit and the photo took the internet by storm. And it seemed that Serena had found a new doubles partner.

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“I don’t force tennis on her” – Serena Williams

Not putting too much pressure on Olympia but people will expect a lot from her. Her mother is one of the greatest tennis players of all time and her Father Alexis Ohanian is the co-founder of Reddit. So an entrepreneur on one side and an athlete on the other.

In a recent interview with InStyle Serena talked about tennis with Olympia. She doesn’t want to force tennis on her daughter. But Olympia right now likes tennis and keeps persuading her mother to play tennis.

“I don’t force tennis on her. She has a little tiny Wilson racket and she always says, ‘tennis, tennis!’ I’m like, I just finished training, the last thing I want to do is play tennis, but I can’t say no to her!” Serena said

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Olympia again made the headlines last week after she became the youngest owner of a sports team at the age of 2. Her parents Serena and Alexis decided to invest in an NWSL team. And Serena talked about the process.

“To be completely transparent, it was really my husband’s idea. He fell in love with soccer in the Women’s World Cup and he was shocked by the stories of how these women weren’t being supported financially.” Serena said

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Now as the season resumes Serena would want to finally achieve the long-standing record of most Grand Slam at the US Open.

Source: InStyle

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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