‘For Six Hours They Walked…’ – Insider Revealed Interesting Details About Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian First Date

Published 09/28/2022, 11:14 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 06: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian attend the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/GC Images)

When Serena Williams first met Alexis Ohanian in 2015, seeing this far ahead in the future did not come to her mind. What started as a formal gesture by Williams led to the beginning of their beautiful relationship. Their first date was completely unintentional, yet an absolute dream.

The two of them roamed around the romantic city of Paris ahead of her run at the French Open. They got to know each other, and this laid the foundation of their relationship.

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The dreamy first date of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

All those who have seen, ‘Before Sunset’ can get the idea of how the first date of the tennis star and Reddit co-founder went. Both of them took to the streets of Paris. They talked and spent six hours in the city which shaped the beautiful beginnings of their relationship. Buzz Bissinger narrates the details of the date.

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 07: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian attend the 2018 Brand Genius Awards at Cipriani 25 Broadway on November 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

He said, “Alexis also sensed that this was not something Serena ever got to do as a worldwide celebrity, so much of her life being about regimen and glamorous scenes where acolytes circled like fireflies.” Furthermore, he wrote, “For six hours they walked all over, the magic of the day multiplied by the city’s heartbreak of beauty, which only made it more beautiful.

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They met when Serena Williams had invited Ohanian to join her table in Rome during breakfast. He was sitting next to their table. After that, she invited him to watch her play at the French Open.

A delightful Williams-Ohanian family

Ohanian and Williams continued seeing each other after that. Subsequently, they got engaged in 2016 and had Olympia in 2017. After having their daughter in September, the couple got married the same year in November.

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WATCH THIS STORY: Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian makes artistic pancakes for daughter Olympia

Ohanian turned into a huge tennis enthusiast. He hails and admires Serena Williams for her astounding growth both on and off the court. Both of them have shaped Olympia into a great human being. She motivated her mother after her loss at Cincinnati and cheered her up to do what her heart wants.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui

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