“Frustrated With Some Backhands”: Serena Williams Consoles Daughter Olympia During Tennis Training

Published 07/29/2021, 4:46 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams shares a really special bond with her daughter Olympia. From doing commercials to playing together on the court, the two stay together on most occasions and have fun. Interestingly, Serena and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, often posts about the day-to-day activities of Olympia on their social media handles.

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Serena Williams recently started training again on the court. After injuring herself at the Wimbledon Championships 2021, she now seems fit and fine and will be eyeing to succeed in the upcoming hard-court season. Intriguingly, Olympia too practiced some shots on the court.

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In a recent video, one can watch Serena Williams coming forward to coach Olympia. The 3-year-old seemed frustrated after hitting some forehands during her practice but Serena made sure that her daughter didn’t feel upset.

“S came over to Coach up Olympia Ohanian after she got frustrated with some backhands. Tennis Papa is always locked in,” tweeted Alexis.

The former World No.1 was trying to console her daughter after a tough day at practice. Besides being a mother, Serena can become Olympia’s coach in the future if she chooses tennis as her professional career.

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Serena Williams in the 2021 tennis season

Williams began her 2021 tennis season on a high note as she defeated some big players and reached the semis of the Australian Open 2021. Even though Naomi Osaka thrashed her in straight sets there, the 39-year-old played amazingly well at the Grand Slam.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first-round match against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Afterward, she took a 3-month gap because of an oral surgery and returned to the court at the Italian Open 2021. She didn’t perform great on clay as she lost two of three matches on clay before the French Open 2021. Although she reached the pre-quarters in Paris, Elina Rybakina ended her journey by crushing her in straight sets.

Fans had huge expectations from Serena at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. However, she injured her leg in the very first round and could not complete even a single set there.

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Serena Williams has not won a single title in the year so far. However, her fans still have huge expectations from her and want her to make an incredible comeback on the court. Will she be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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