‘Matching Outfits With Mama’ – When Five-Year-Old Olympia Aced the Red-Carpet Look Alongside Serena Williams at ‘King Richard’ Premiere

Published 10/05/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Serena Williams’ daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. looks on 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)

For Serena Williams, the year 2017 brought a lot of happiness. At first, she claimed her 23rd Grand Slam title in Australia. Then she tied the knot and welcomed Olympia with Alexis Ohanian. Thus, advancing in both personal and professional life. Speaking of the little girl, she receives adoration from the entire tennis fraternity and is no less than a celebrity.

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Further, she is a show stealer as well. The tennis legend’s daughter claimed the spotlight by making her first red carpet appearance at the premiere of the movie King Richard. Here’s a cute clip from the day.

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Olympia’s red carpet debut

King Richard graced theaters in the year 2021. At that time, Olympia was four years old and accompanied her parents to the premiere. Upon arrival, she met some eager interviewers and pitched in her thoughts about the day. Riding on Ohanian’s shoulder, Olympia pitched in between his interview, “Olympia has been a great sport. It’s her first carpet,” said Ohanian.

Olympia: “Yes.”

Interviewer: “Is this your first red carpet?”

Olympia: “Yes”

Ohanian: “She is matching outfits with mama.”

Olympia: “Yes.”

Ohanian: “And I promised her an icy and some popcorn. Papa’s gotta deliver. She is excited for family to come over. To get that family photo.”

Following that, after looking at Olympia wiggling around and getting restless, Ohanian says, “Ready to go, baby. Okay, alright, we will go. No more questions.”

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King Richard tells the story of Venus and Serena Williams’ struggle and success alongside their father’s contribution to the process. While Will Smith portrayed the role of Richard, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton played Serena and Venus’ parts. Further, the movie received a green flag from both viewers and critics and garnered six Oscar nominations.

Serena Williams’ family in England

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The seven times Wimbledon champion made her comeback from a year-long leg injury in the greens of England. At first, she tried her luck in doubles at the WTA 500 event in Eastbourne. Then she returned to the singles circuit through the majors of London.

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)

Though Williams suffered an opening-round defeat in Wimbledon, her biggest cheerleaders had her back. Both Ohanian and Olympia travelled alongside the 41-year-old and supported her throughout the grass swing.

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Thereafter, the family deiced to take advantage of their location. The father-daughter duo enjoyed a classical English afternoon tea and a game of golf. Whereas the couple walked the red carpet of the new ‘Thor’ movie premiere.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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