Serena Williams Jokingly Discusses Playing Doubles With Daughter Alexis Olympia at Australian Open

Published 02/12/2021, 12:41 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)


Serena Williams swiftly finds herself in the 4th round of Australian Open 2021. But more importantly, she finds Alexis Olympia cheering for her. Now that Olympia is taking tennis coaching, what does Serena feel about this?

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Serena Williams of the U.S. is interviewed after winning her third round match against Russia’s Anastasia Potapova. REUTERS/Kelly Defina

In her post-match interview, Serena jokingly teased a prospect of playing doubles with Olympia at the Australian Open. The 23-time Grand Slam champ also revealed that Olympia has a couple of Grand Slam trophies in her room.

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Young Olympia is already familiar with trophies at the age of three.

“I’ve been talking to her about playing doubles here with her one day well. She could technically already has a title strap, a couple of trophies are usually in her room.”

Speaking on playing tennis with Olympia during the COVID-19 lockdown, Serena said that it is the most socially distanced sport to play. The mother-daughter duo of Serena and Olympia went viral on social media after they were pictured playing doubles together and twinning in the same outfit.

“It was the only thing that we can do social distance for almost a whole year because of COVID so I was like I would never put my daughter in tennis and then it was it’s the best socially distant sport that you know,” Serena said.

Serena Williams on her daughter, Alexis Olympia having a coach

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Furthermore, Serena also reacted to having a coach for her 3-year-old daughter. In the past, Serena has expressed her desire to keep Olympia away from tennis, but the lockdown changed her heart. To Serena’s bewilderment, now Olympia has a coach and is actively learning tennis.

“So she has a coach now, and it’s a lot of fun. Yeah, her coach is awesome, though she’s like really rad um but she’s a lot of fun and I’m like my 3-year-old has a coach how ridiculous is that right I mean come on.”

At Australian Open 2021, Serena is yet to lose a set. In her 3rd-round match, the American rallied from 3-5 behind in the first set to win the match: 7-6, 6-2.

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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