“She’s Beyond Precious”: When Simone Biles Agreed To Give Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia Gymnastic Lessons

Published 08/03/2021, 10:09 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the 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)


American star Serena Williams is one of the greatest sporting personalities. Her contribution to this elegant sport has been immense. At one point, she was the most successful sportsperson both on and off the courts. She is the proud winner of 23 Grand Slam titles.

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Recently, an old article of Serena Williams surfaced. Interestingly, it was a conversation exchange between the American veteran and five-time Olympic medalist, Simone Biles. We got to see a humble side of the gymnast when she decided to give Serena’s daughter Olympia a lesson in gymnastics upon her request. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

In the online posts, Williams stated, Can’t wait for [Olympia Ohanian] to get tips from [Simone Biles].” To which, Biles replied, “Oh my goodness, I’ll give her a lesson any day! She’s beyond precious. Get it, girlfriend!” The exchange did not end there as Alexis Ohanian replied, “I’m taking you up on this, champ!” 

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Serena Williams started off the season on a high note

Reflecting on Williams’ season so far, she began competing at the Australian Open but lost in the semifinal to eventual champion Naomi Osaka. After that, she took a brief break from the Tour and made a comeback at the WTA Rome event on clay. 

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 4, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

However, her performances on clay were below her usual standards in the handful of tournaments she took part in. Later, at the Wimbledon Championships, she suffered an unfortunate setback as she sprained her ankle and was forced to withdraw herself from the opening round match. 

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Looking into the future, her agent revealed that she would make a comeback at the final Grand Slam event of the season, the US Open. She has been chasing her 24th Grand Slam title for a while. We hope she can fulfill her dreams in the near future. 

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Rohan Kollare

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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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