Despite Fighting Fatigue After 6YO Daughter’s Untimely Tennis Practice, Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Goes the Distance to Keep a Family Tradition Going

Published 09/24/2023, 3:31 PM EDT

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In any sport, exhaustion and fatigue are unrelenting opponents to professional athletes. But what happens when Serena Williams‘ husband Alexis Ohanian, known for co-founding Reddit, takes a break from the tech world to deal with a more personal tennis challenge? It’s a heartwarming tale about tennis fatigue, family connections, and a cherished pancake tradition that goes beyond sports and technology.

Alexis Ohanian, through his dedication to keeping the family’s pancake tradition going, showcased how much his family matters to him.

Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, takes on a loving father role for his daughter, Olympia


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Ohanian’s tweet gave us a peek into his life as a loving dad. He posted the message on a Sunday morning and explained that he was in a hurry to take Olympia to her tennis practice, which was earlier than usual. He admitted that he wasn’t quite ready for such an energetic start to his Sunday. So, instead of making a full pancake breakfast, he shaped the pancakes into Olympia’s name in a snazzy font.

In his own words, “I was in a rush today to get @OlympiaOhanian to an unusually early tennis practice, and this big dog wasn’t ready for that kind of energy on this Sunday morning, so Jr had to settle for just her name today. She was still very happy to see it she asked me for ‘Tree Syrup’ bc I spoil her with the good stuff.”


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Through this small loving gesture, Ohanian demonstrated his dedication to keeping a family tradition alive—a tradition that unquestionably holds special meaning in the Ohanian-Williams home. Recently, The Ohanian-Williams family grew in size by one, and it was a sight to behold.


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Ohanian will have to make pancakes for two in a short while

The Ohanian-Williams family recently celebrated the arrival of a new family member. Serena Williams, the tennis superstar, who has won 23 Grand Slams, welcomed her second child into the world. This happy moment happened just a year after Serena decided to stop playing tennis professionally so she could focus on growing her family. Alexis Ohanian proudly showed the world their new baby girl, Adira River Ohanian. The name “Adira” comes from Hebrew, and it means “strong.”

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As the Ohanian-Williams family navigates the ups and downs of being parents, their strong commitment to their favorite traditions reminds us that love, dedication, and pancakes can make any day better.

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Ansh Tandon


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Ansh Tandon is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. Ansh received his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has been working in content creation for 2+ years. Before Ansh stepped into sports journalism, he was a professional tennis player, honing his skills in national level tournaments for the past 12 years as an active AITA athlete.
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Tony Thomas