Serena Williams’ Husband Makes Startling Revelation Regarding His Dislike For Tennis For A Long Time

Published 12/04/2020, 12:02 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY: Serena Williams (R) and husband Alexis Ohanian attend the “Being Serena” New York Premiere at Time Warner Center in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage) | Credits: Getty Images


The scientific phenomenon that like poles repel and opposites attract has often found its impression on human beings too. Tennis great Serena Williams and her partner, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are a living example of that. In what might come as a surprise to many tennis aficionados, the American internet entrepreneur stated that he hated tennis initially.

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Married in 2017, the pair also have a daughter named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. And, the father-daughter duo are often seen supporting the 39-year-old American. It is the unparalleled drive of Serena that changed many hearts in favour of tennis, even her husband’s.

“I met my wife (Serena Williams) and tried to learn it”: Alexis Ohanian

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian look on during the final match between Serena Williams of the USA and Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Tennis is not a very complicated sport; however, it has an unparalleled ability to draw any fan who loves sports. For the 37-year-old Alexis, it started after meeting one of the greatest players of the sport.

He said, “I hated tennis for a long time, until I met my wife and tried to learn it. Now I appreciate the world of tennis — I understand how the world of tennis is a difficult and intense world.”

Since he is now a tennis fan, he sees the game as it is. He added, “In the world of technology, we work really hard, but we have been naive since the work done by a professional tennis player, both physically and mentally, is absolutely on another level.”

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“I discovered how different Serena is from others”: Alexis

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 09: Serena Williams of the United States reacts to a lost point during her Women’s Singles quarterfinal match against Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria on Day Ten of the 2020 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Along the road, Alexis also learnt a lot about her wife as a tennis megastar. For the 23 time Grand Slam champion, winning fans through her tennis comes naturally to her. Serena will take on the tennis court again in the 2021 Australian Open, starting from February 8.

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Her husband continued, “I sat in the front row to see everything Serena does, to understand her role in the world and I discovered how different she is from others. At the same time Olympia will never question all the great work her mother has done, and one day I will explain it to her, but I want to make her understand that I do my part too.”

Given the current scenario – limited audiences and the pandemic outbreak, it is uncertain whether the father-daughter duo will come to Australia. Nevertheless, most tennis fans will see the opening Grand Slam from the comfort of their homes.

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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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