“I’ve Got My Own Little Kelly Clarkson”: Serena Williams on Her Daughter Alexis Olympia

Published 12/09/2020, 9:30 AM EST
Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the final match against Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


The year 2020 has played a pivotal role in restoring family bonds worldwide. From celebrities to athletes, everyone entered the kitchen to make productive use of the quarantine time. Even America’s tennis supremo Serena Williams took on baking cookies and cakes with daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Along with that, they had some great fun on the karaoke.

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Being a 23 time Grand Slam winner is one thing, but being a mother is a whole another level. Acing in both, the 39 years-old maximized the opportunity of staying at home. After watching the karaoke session on the Kelly Clarkson Show, Serena was all smiles about it.

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“Such a performer”: Serena Williams on her daughter

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: 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)

The duo jammed on the ‘Paw Control’ jingle where 3-year-old Olympia stole the show with her energy. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the young girl has inherited the natural fire from her mother. Serena called her the small version of the American singer-songwriter and the host of the show.

Serena said, “I’ve got my own little Kelly Clarkson! And, that was like, we weren’t even rehearsing. I just pressed record and that was her. Such a performer.”

However, singing is not the only activity the mother-daughter duo took up this year.

“She loves baking”: Williams

Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during her ladies singles’ first-round match against Kurumi Nara of Japan during Day five of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2019, in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

On the cooking endeavors, Serena is surprised looking at her daughter taking up the kitchen. Williams said, “We were just making a cake, in fact. We were just making a strawberry shortcake. She’s been asking me every day for a strawberry shortcake.”

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Traditions usually pass down from mother to daughter, but Olympia got her mother to learn new things. “She loves baking. It’s crazy. I’ve actually never even baked cookies. So when quarantine first started, my cookies were literally black. And, now I am baking a cake. I don’t know where she gets this baking idea or cooking idea from,” Olympia’s mother added.

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Unlike most, the American has no intention to hang her racket any time soon. She will compete at the first major tournament of the 2021 season – the Australian Open. Williams is one Grand Slam away from equaling Margaret Court’s all-time most major titles record.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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