“Not the Finish We Hoped”: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Gutted Over Lewis Hamilton’s Loss at United States GP

Published 10/24/2021, 11:57 PM EDT


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian share a good relationship with British F1 racer Lewis Hamilton. Hence, extending their support, the couple was present at the United States Grand Prix. However, Serena and Alexis did not see the result they hoped for as the seven-time world champion finished second behind Belgian-Dutch racing driver Max Verstappen.

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Notably, both Serena and Alexis seemed in a bright mood throughout their day at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Despite the loss, the couple is already looking forward to Hamilton’s next challenge.

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian show support for Lewis Hamilton after United States GP loss

For many years, Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton have reciprocated love and respect for each other. Therefore, it did not surprise sports fans when the tennis queen came to support the Mercedes driver.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Lewis Hamilton and Anna Wintour ahead of the Ladies’ Singles final match between Serena Williams of The United States and Angelique Kerber of Germany on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Most significantly, Hamilton is chasing a record-breaking eight World Championships title, and the United States GP win would have been a vital step towards the feat. No doubt, Serena, Alexis, and millions of his fans felt gutted over his loss.

Notably, Alexis posted a few selfies of the day with Serena on his Instagram story. He also shared a picture of former NBA star Chris Bosh. In the last one, he wrote, “Not the finish we hoped for Lewis Hamilton but on to the next one.”

Following this, the 36-year-old British racer will be looking forward to closing in on making history. Only time will tell if Hamilton gets past the former German legend Michael Schumacher in yet another record. Both ways, the 40-year-old tennis great will keep supporting him.

Serena’s quest for long-awaited 24th Grand Slam title

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While Hamilton hopes to get ahead of Schumacher, Serena is chasing a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. With that, she will tie former Australian legend Margaret Court in all-time most Grand Slam titles record.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her quarter final match against Romania’s Simona Halep REUTERS/Loren Elliott

However, in the past few years, the American professional has lost four major finals. Thus, her getting the #24 has become a long-debated question on the tennis tour.

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Unquestionably, Serena will be eyeing a comeback next year at the Australian Open. Let’s see if she can get the job done this time around. Do you think Serena will win a major tournament before retirement?

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Senior 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 1000 tennis articles.

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