‘Absolutely the Universe at Work’- Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Meets the Young Social Activist Malala Yousafzai

Published 06/23/2022, 12:23 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 06: Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Reddit, and Partner at Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 – Day 3 at The Manhattan Center on May 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Alexis Ohanian is currently in London supporting his wife in the grass swing. The American tennis legend is making a comeback in Eastbourne after keeping out of the circuit for almost a year. She played her first match alongside Ons Jabeur on 21st June.

After cheering Williams to victory, Ohanian coincidentally crossed paths with world-renowned social activist Malala Yousafzai. However, when he met her for the second time in the same week, something clicked in his mind.

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Alexis Ohanian about meeting Malala

Ohanian, after having the chance to speak to the young Nobel Peace Prize laureate, twice, was over the moon. And wrote,Yoooooo I just bumped into Malala for second time in a week and I am convinced we’re going to do something together 776 Foundation.”

The 776 Foundation is a two-year program that works towards raising funds for safeguarding future generations from adversities that climate change will bring. Therefore, speaking to someone who has tremendous influence over the public will for sure benefit their cause.

Furthermore, because Malala herself actively participates in such causes, meeting Ohanian was pleasant for her as well. As she wrote, “So nice to see you again! Meeting twice a week is definitely a sign of something special happening soon. I think I have a few ideas!” To which the 39-year-old replied, Absolutely the universe at work. I’m gonna send some ideas.”

How is Serena Williams performing?

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Although Williams has made a comeback after almost a year, her gameplay seems to have the same sharpness as earlier. She, along with her Tunisian partner, took down the Czech- Spanish duo in the first round of Eastbourne International. Though it took a set for them to find the rhythm, they were fabulously coordinated in the rest two.

Thereafter, on Wednesday, they locked horns with the Taiwanese tennis professional Chan Hao-ching who played in the finals of 2017 Wimbledon and last year’s doubles semifinalist Shuko Aoyama, the 34-year-old Japanese tennis ace. Even though the duo had two experienced players against them, they took an easy straight set win of 6-2, 6-4.

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The World No.3 and 23 times Grand slam champion’s run will end there only as reported by Jabeur’s team recently. Due to a knee injury, she will not be able to compete in the semifinals of the tournament.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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