“OMG I’m Dying”: Serena Williams’ Daughter’s Doll ‘Qai Qai’ Dances with Shakira

Published 01/06/2021, 5:00 AM EST
Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Most of the world has been witness to the greatness of Serena Williams. The manner in which she has been able to adapt herself to the various stages of her life along with her tennis career has been noteworthy. In 2017, Williams got married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

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In the same year, she gave birth to her daughter, Olympia. Ever since then, Serena has been pampering Olympia with all the love and affection a mother can give her child. Serena even customized a doll called Qai Qai for her beloved daughter.

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)

Serena Williams introduced Qai Qai to the world in 2018

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Ever since the doll was first revealed to the world, it has become a huge sensation on social media, with many pictures of the doll’s face digitized and animated to have various expressions. Interestingly, Qai Qai got her name from Williams’s nephew.

Yesterday, there was a short clip posted, where Qai Qai’s dance steps were being followed by none other than the highly talented pop star Shakira. In the video, the doll can be seen displaying some fancy footwork, and Shakira brilliantly kept up with the pace and tempo.

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Qai Qai is now available for purchase

Qai Qai has social media accounts on Instagram and Twitter. Once, there were some images that showed Qai Qai being neglected. This created public concern where social media fans used the hashtag #QQPS (Qai Qai Protective Services). The number of followers the doll has is more than what some players on tour have.

Qai Qai is an animated doll digitally created and inserted into photographs. From October 2020 onwards, these dolls were made available to be purchased on Amazon.

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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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