“My 3 Year Old has More Grand Slam Victories”: Serena Williams’ Husband Continues to Troll Ion Tiriac

Published 01/04/2021, 1:04 PM 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)


The retired Romanian tennis player Ion Tiriac recently hit the news calling Serena Williams out. However, the situation has got out of his hands straight to Alexis Ohanian Sr., the tennis champion’s husband.

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At first, the Mutua Madrid Open owner Tiriac publicly stated that the 23-time Grand Slam winner should retire. He added claiming that the 39-year-old will never play in Madrid again.

This is not the first time the 81-year-old has criticized the current World No. 11 of women’s tennis. He had attacked the age and weight of Williams during the 2018 season.

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But this time around, the husband took command of the situation. With wit, the Reddit co-founder gave a fitting response to the president of the Romanian Tennis Federation.

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Serena Williams’ husband takes the situation to a new height

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian look on during a final match between Serena Williams of the USA and Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Previously, Alexis had responded, “Safe to say no one gives a damn what Ion Țiriac thinks.” Now, he has brought in a fact-checker for Ion.

Taking a dig at former World No. 8, Ohanian Sr. shared a screenshot. The image shows that the Romanian businessman has 0 singles’ Grand Slam titles.

“Had to Google it… turns out my 3-year-old has more Grand Slam victories than this,” Alexis wrote.

A response from the Romanian can be assumed as highly improbable. Therefore, this might be the conclusion of the case. For Serena, however, stopping tennis has never been the case.

Instead, she has reasons to believe that her best is yet to come out. The 4-time Olympic Gold medallist has also expressed her big expectations this year.

Serena passionate to win more Grand Slam titles

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her second-round match against Eugene Bouchard of Canada during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

To become the player with all-time most Grand Slam titles, Williams is still one behind Margaret Court. At 39, she will be ready to try once more at the upcoming Australian Open 2021.

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The American has ended her campaign in four finals, one semifinal, and one quarterfinal post her last Grand Slam. Coming inches closer to her goal, Serena is yet to let go of her fighting spirit.

While criticism and questions come her way, the former World No. 1 likes to answer everything on the tennis court. In the case of the Romanian, his husband did her job through Twitter. Nevertheless, fans eagerly wait for Williams to take on the court and lift her 24 Grand Slam title.

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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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