Serena Williams’ Husband Reveals Keeping Venus Williams Funko Doll at His Workplace

Published 03/22/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY: Serena Williams (R) and husband Alexis Ohanian attend the “Being Serena” New York Premiere at Time Warner Center in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage) | Credits: Getty Images


23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams recently pulled out of the Miami Open 2021. The American legend underwent an oral surgery lately and will not be able to recover in time for the tournament. She hasn’t played a match since the Australian Open 2021 and fans will hope to see her back on the court soon.

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Serena Williams and Venus Williams are both inspirations for many tennis players. The two have set numerous new standards in the sport, and it is no surprise that one can see their Funko dolls in the market as well. Recently, Serena’s husband Alexis Ohanian admitted on Twitter that he also has a Funko doll of Venus Williams in his office.

“I have this one in my office too!” tweeted Alexis.

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Funko dolls are pop vinyl figurines that are usually based on pop culture characters. Launched in 2011 by the company Funko Inc., both children and adults love to collect these dolls today.

Serena Williams of The United States is congratulated by her sister and opponent Venus Williams of The United States following their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Can Serena Williams win a major in 2021?

Serena Williams got off to a great start in the 2021 tennis season. Even though she couldn’t win the Australian Open 2021, she defeated the likes of Simona Halep and Aryna Sabalenka there.

AUGUST 14: Serena Williams serves during her match against Shelby Rogers during Top Seed Open – Day 5 at the Top Seed Tennis Club on August 14, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Williams is 39 at the moment, and her quest for her 24th Grand Slam title has been going on for four years now. She last won a major at the Australian Open 2017 after defeating her sister Venus in the finals. Since then, the tennis queen has played four Grand Slam finals and unfortunately, suffered defeat in all four of them.

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The clay-court season will begin soon, and Serena will want to recover before that. She has still those powerful forehands and strong serves that are really lethal in any player’s arsenal. Fans also have great expectations from her and will want her to win a major this year. Will Serena be able to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles in 2021?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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