“Inevitable Evolution”: Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Turns Into Tennisdad for Olympia

Published 05/21/2021, 1:45 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)


Alexis Ohanian, husband of the legendary tennis star Serena Williams, has always been active on social media, updating readers about his interests, investments, and more importantly, about Olympia Ohanian Jr.

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With Serena Williams preparing for the French Open after disappointing performances in Rome Masters and at Parma Open, Alexis and Olympia were indulged several tasks in the mean time.

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)
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Earlier today, Alexis posted a picture on twitter that had Olympia holding a racquet to play tennis. The entrepreneur admitted recently that he never played tennis before.

Good morning. I’m working on my inevitable evolution into TennisDad”, quoted Alexis.

A lot of tennis fans have responded to this adorable picture of Olympia attempting to play tennis, and even suggested ways for kids to start practicing the sport.

One of the comments advised Ohanian to encourage Olympia to play Pickleball. Pickleball is a lot similar to tennis, and it mixes rules from Badminton and Table Tennis as well. In this sport, players will be given paddles instead of racquets.

The internet entrepreneur responded and said that he will try and make Olympia practice pickleball.

Another user had responded with a cheeky comment as she asked whether Alexis cut his long hair.

Serena Williams’ quest to win her 24th grand slam title continues at the French Open

On the other hand, Serena Williams has been trying to win her 24th grand slam title since 2017. In her search for the crown, the American was stopped by youngsters like Naomi Osaka, Bianca Andreescu, etc.

Serena also lost to the Romanian world number three Simona Halep in the finals of Wimbledon 2019. Ahead of the French Open this year, the American played two tournaments and lost in the initial rounds in both of them.

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her fourth round match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka REUTERS/Loren Elliott

However, Serena might turn the tables in Roland Garros with few players struggling with injuries before the tournament. While Halep announced her withdrawal from the tournament earlier today, the 2019 French Open champion Ash Barty also appeared to be struggling with a right shoulder injury.

Naomi Osaka, who defeated Serena several times over the past few years, also had a tough run on the red-dirt this year. Even though these injuries might benefit the American, the underlying threat of clay-court specialists like Aryna Sabalenka, Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, etc is a worrisome factor for Serena Williams.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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