“Her Name is Ellie”: Serena Williams’ Husband Introduces Olympia to Her Sister

Published 10/07/2021, 4:06 PM EDT
Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian congratulate Serena Williams after she won her 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)


Both Serena Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, share a special bond with their daughter, Olympia. She recently celebrated her fourth birthday and both her parents love spending as much time with her as they can.

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Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian frequently share adorable tidbits from their life with Olympia on their Instagram handles. It is because of this reason that the 4-year-old is quite a popular figure on social media.

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Serena Williams’ husband and daughter play an intriguing game

Recently, Serena’s husband Alexis decided to have some fun with Olympia. He picked up some rabbit toys and played a game with her. In it, he represented himself as a rabbit who owned a big butter house. In addition, he referred to a cute little rabbit as Olympia.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Serena Williams’s husband Alexis Ohanian, holds their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. following the women’s singles match between Serena Williams of the United States and Katie Boulter of Great Britain during day six of the 2019 Hopman Cup at RAC Arena on January 03, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

“This is my butter house. This is our butter house. It has been in the butter family for 400 years… I am the Papa,” said Alexis while talking on behalf of the adult rabbit.

“It’s me, It’s me,” roared Olympia when Alexis asked who was the little rabbit. “Oh! It’s my daughter Olympia,” replied an enthusiastic Alexis.

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Alexis Ohanian introduces Olympia to her sister

Following this, Alexis introduced a new member of the butter house. It was a hedgehog and Olympia decided to name her Ellie. Surprisingly, since Olympia gave the hedgehog the family name, Alexis cheered up and said that it was actually her sister.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 05: Alexis Ohanian and Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., husband and daughter of Serena Williams (not pictured), attend the Women’s Singles third round match between Serena Williams of the United States and Sloane Stephens of the United States on Day Six of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 05, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“And this is her friend, Hedgehog. What’s the hedgehog’s name?” asked Alexis.

“Her name is Ellie. My name is Olympia Ohanian Jr, her name is Ellie Ohanian Jr,” responded the 4-year-old. Alexis became quite happy to hear that and said, “Oh! that’s your sister.”

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Serena Williams’s return date to the court is not certain as of now. However, fans have huge expectations and want her to make an incredible comeback on the court. Will she be able to win her 24th Grand Slam title before bidding goodbye to the sport?

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