Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia Bumps Into American Rapper LL Cool J

Published 10/02/2021, 5:00 AM EDT
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)


Recovering from injury, Serena Williams is spending quality time with her adorable daughter, Olympia, in her downtime. The 4-year-old Olympia, who is already a social media star, is as confident and charming as her mother.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Recently, Williams uploaded a picture of her daughter with American rapper, James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J. In the picture, the two-time Grammy award winner, LL Cool J, is holding his arm around Olympia, who looks endearing in a pink outfit.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

@olympiaohanian ran into @llcoolj I miss everything fun,” Serena wrote in the caption. The Instagram post has garnered over 140k likes. 

Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, frequently uploads entertaining videos for her daughter, which have become a hit with the fans. Whether it’s posing for a photoshoot, baking a chocolate cake, to taking tennis lessons, Olympia is always by her mother’s side.

Over the years, spectators have often spotted the cute little Olympia sitting in the stands with her father, Alexis Ohanian, to cheer on her mother during a match.

Serena Williams: 2021 season

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

For Williams, who turned 40 years old last week, injuries have marred her 2021 season. At the Wimbledon Championships, Williams injured her right leg during the opening round match and left the court in tears. Subsequently, she skipped the Tokyo Olympics and Cincinnati Masters to recover from the injury.

Before the last month’s US Open, Williams withdrew from the tournament citing a torn hamstring. With just a handful of tournaments left in the season, her return seems unlikely before next year.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Despite having reached four Grand Slam finals since the 2017 Australian Open, Williams has suffered a defeat on each occasion. The American’s hopes of winning an elusive 24th Grand Slam title and equaling Margaret Court’s record seem bleaker.

DIVE DEEPER

“Even if She Never Wins Another One”: Former Top 10 Player Lauds Serena Williams’ Achievements and Influence in Tennis

15 days ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Kshitij Tayal

488 articles

Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT