‘Great Crowd for Mama’s First Day Back’- Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Shares Her Much-Awaited Comeback

Published 06/22/2022, 2:17 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Alexis Ohanian, attends the Women’s Singles quarterfinal match between Serena Williams of the United States and Qiang Wang of China on day nine of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Serena Williams recently made her long-awaited comeback to the WTA tour. The legendary American last played in the 2021 Wimbledon Championship, where a hamstring injury hampered her progress.

Since then, the 40-year-old took a long hiatus from the sport and had everybody doubting her return. However, the former world number 1 surprised everyone when she announced her comeback. Yesterday she finally took to the court playing in the Eastbourne International doubles, partnering with Ons Jabeur of Tunisia.

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Along with her countless fans, Serena had her husband Alexis Ohanian, daughter Olympia and sister Venus Williams for her support. In the case of the Co-founder of Reddit, Ohanian took to his Twitter account and wrote about the comeback game of his wife.

Alexis Ohanian shares pictures from Serena’s comeback game

Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian has always been one of her biggest supporters. When Serena made a comeback yesterday, unsurprisingly, Ohanian was present there. Sharing pictures from the game, he reacted to the full house welcome Serena received in her comeback match.

“Great crowd for Mama’s first day back I the office in nearly a year. Also, this bird perfectly photobombed. More proof they’re not real?” He wrote in the caption.

Serena Williams returns with doubles win

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Playing with World number 3 Ons Jabeur, Serena made a victorious return to the court. Playing in the Eastbourne doubles tournament, Serena looked rusty in the first set of the match, losing it 2-6. However, the pair gained momentum as the match progressed and came back to win the second set, 6-3. Although the ensuing tie-break was an intensely fought affair, Williams and Jabeur held their nerves to clinch the match by a scoreline 2-6 6-3 13-11.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in the ladies’ quarter final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

With this victory, the pair advanced to the quarterfinals of the event. Following this tournament, Serena will play in the Wimbledon Championship which is scheduled to start from next week.

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The 40-year-old has won Wimbledon 7 times in her career and has 23 Grand Slam titles to her name. She stands second in the list of most Grand Slam victories and has a golden opportunity to equal Margaret Court’s record. Will Serena win this year’s Wimbledon title? Let us know in the comments.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

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