“Is It Cotton Candy?”: Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia and Husband Alexis Ohanian Engage in Banter

Published 09/01/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
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


American tennis star Serena Williams has been the face of the sport for ages. During this duration, she has contributed immensely to tennis. After all these years of dominance, the veteran still continues to have the same hunger she had when she was just emerging on the scene.

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Recently, Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia were seen engaging in some banter. They were apparently identifying the colors in the rainbow, which was displayed on the wall of their house. After that, Olympia’s attention went towards the cotton that was lying on the table. 

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Serena Williams’s husband Alexis Ohanian, holds their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. following the women’s singles match between Serena Williams of the United States and Katie Boulter of Great Britain during day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia Wants Cotton Candy

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Interestingly, she thought it was cotton candy but her father differentiated between normal and cotton candy. Their conversation went about as: 

Alexis Ohanian: What are those Colors? OO: Red, yellow, green, and white.

Olympia Ohanian: what is that?

Alexis Ohanian: it’s cotton

Olympia Ohanian: is it cotton candy?

Alexis Ohanian: Cotton candy is named after cotton but actually it’s candy(sugar)

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the 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)
 
Williams began her season in Melbourne but lost in the semifinal to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. After that, she took a brief break from the Tour and made a return during the clay season in Rome. 

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However, she was unable to impress with her performances on the surface and, as a result, did not make it deep into the French Open. After that, prior to the Wimbledon Championships, Williams did not play any warm-up event. 

Later at the All England Club, she suffered an opening-round exit as she ended up twisting her ankle during the first set of the match. She has decided to skip the US Open this season. We hope to see her competing on the circuit soon once again.

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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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