‘I Wasn’t Trying to Coach’ – Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Personally Cheers for His Soccer Team Before the Big Match

Published 03/26/2022, 3:01 PM EDT
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)

Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, is an advocate and supporter of the development of women’s sports. In 2020, he made a big investment in the women’s soccer club, Angel City FC. Hollywood actress, Natalie Portman is the founder of this Los Angeles-based soccer club. A few days back, Ohanian attended a pre-season game of his club. Recently, he also posted a photo on his social media, as he caught up with the players of Angel City FC. 

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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)

Alexis Ohanian attended the practice session of Angel City FC

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After a decent start to their preseason campaign against Wave FC, Angel City FC will face OL Reign in the Challenge Cup 2022. Meanwhile, during their practice session, Alexis Ohanian dropped by to encourage them for the Challenge Cup tie. Also, he posted a photo on his Instagram, where he was having a few words with the players.

In the caption, he wrote, “This team gets me so inspired… I dropped by @weareangelcity practice today and don’t worry I wasn’t trying to coach.”

Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia also watched the first game with her dad

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In 2021, Olympia and Alexis Ohanian both announced on social media that Olympia is the co-owner of the Angel City FC soccer club. Thus, she became one of the youngest owners in the history of sports. Also, Ohanian is the lead investor in that club, among other famous players, like Mia Hamm and others. 

A few days back, Ohanian and Olympia attended the first pre-season match of Angel City FC; the result was 1-1. Despite the result, it was a historic occasion for the club, as it achieved its dream of playing in the NWSL (National Women’s Soccer League). Now, they will play for the Challenge cup against OL Reign today. 

Meanwhile, the founder, Natalie Portman and Ohanian expressed their joy over the crowd attendance in the previous game. They both shared posts on social media, thanking all the crowd for supporting their team. Portman also joined with the crowd during the match, as she was trying to hype them up. 

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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