If Not “Mama”, What Does Olympia Call Her Mother Serena Williams?

Published 03/08/2021, 1:00 PM 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)


Serena Williams and Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. are one of the most adorable mother-daughter pair. Amid the lockdown during the coronavirus global pandemic, they took over the internet through many heartening activities.

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However, one bizarre fact about them is that Olympia does not call Serena ‘Mama’. But if she does not call her that, then what does she call her? Let us find out.

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Olympia calls her mother Serena Williams by the name

During a lead-up tournament of the Australian Open 2021, Serena Williams talked about Olympia. She mentioned that her three-year-old daughter is well aware of her profession and her name.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian look on during a final match between Serena Williams of the USA and Jessica Pegula of USA at ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

“I know she knows I play tennis, and I know she knows my name,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said. Moreover, the kid started calling her mother as others addressed her.

Yes, Olympia calls her mother ‘Serena’. She confirmed, “It’s really weird. She’ll be, like, Serena. How do you know my name is Serena? Or she’ll see me on TV and either say ‘Mama’ or ‘Serena.’

For this reason, the four-time Olympic Gold medallist has to keep teaching her three-year-old daughter to call her Mama. “I’m like, you can’t say ‘Serena,’ you have to call me ‘Mama’,” Williams added.

Additionally, Serena highlighted the intuitiveness of her daughter. For instance, she talked about how the kid reacts to fans coming over for her autograph.

“I don’t know what’s going on in her little head. She knows something’s up. People like ask for autographs or get super excited and she’s like, they’re here for Serena. So she knows something. I just don’t know what,” she explained.

Be that as it may, but mother and daughter Serena and Olympia can be mistaken for best friends. And as they move forward, they will enfold many more such adorable stories.

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Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021, Serena Williams of the U.S. with her daughter and husband at A Day at The Drive REUTERS/Morgan Sette

Serena Williams and Olympia debuted in front of the camera for the American shoe brand, Stuart Weitzman. In essence, they looked in total harmony working together.

Also, the American tennis professional has confessed that her daughter is her lifeline. In addition to that, she said that she learned many valuable lessons from her three-year-old child.

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To sum up, the mother-daughter will grow up to be a support system for one another. Meanwhile, Serena will keep stocking her Instagram with moments with her daughter.

Will Olympia grow up to be a tennis professional like her mother?

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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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