‘Didn’t Go Well for Him’ – Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Recalls His First Bully Encounter in Childhood

Published 06/20/2022, 12:34 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Williams watches on from the stands during her second round match against Eugene Bouchard of Canada during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Even after strict laws, bullying still isn’t a thing of the past. Recently, Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Williams and Co-founder of Reddit, recalled his first encounter with a bully during his childhood. Elaborating on his experience, Ohanian opened up about how being the biggest kid in his class helped him get over the bully.

Apart from being the co-founder of Reddit, Ohanian is also an avid investor in startups and makes it a point to provide regular updates to his fans about his life on social media. Taking to Twitter, he retweeted a tweet by the famous capital investor, Sahil Bloom, to talk about his bullying experience.

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How Alexis Ohanian got over his bully

The tweet by Sahil Bloom spoke about standing up against bullies. Retweeting the tweet, Alexis Ohanian went back in time, recalling his first encounter with a bully. The American entrepreneur asserted that he had his first bully encounter in the 5th grade. However, unlike other bully stories, this one spoke about how the incident wasn’t a pleasant experience for Ohanian’s bully.

He wrote, “The rest of this list is great, too, but this definitely reminded of the first time I came home from school after getting into a fight with a bully. It was 5th grade + I had a very easy-to-pick-on-name, but I was also the biggest kid in class. Didn’t go well for him.”

That wasn’t all. The founder of the capital investment firm ‘Seven Seven Six’, further replied to his tweet, elaborating on the incident. He talked about the advice his father gave him that day. To which, Sahil replied, “Sounds like your Father is a very wise man.”

Serena Williams at SW19

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Talking about Serena Williams, over the years, she has dominated the women’s circuit like no other player. While the former World No. 1 has been out of the tour for a year, she is all set to make her comeback at the 2022 Wimbledon Championship.

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Serena Williams in action during her first round ladies’ singles match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich on centre court on day two of Wimbledon at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture date: Tuesday June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

To sharpen her game and gain valuable match experience, the 7-time Wimbledon champion will be kicking off her season with doubles in the Eastbourne tournament, before heading to SW19.

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As the legendary American is making a comeback after a year, do you think Serena can topple the current top players and lift the coveted Venus Rosewater Dish for the 8th time? Let us know in the comments.

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Ahmar Wasif

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Ahmar Wasif is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is a national level tennis player and has a number of titles to his name. His experience on the court allows him to incorporate a deeper understanding in his coverage of the sport.

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