“She Loves to Follow Me” – Serena Williams Reveals How Daughter Olympia Is Ruining Dinner Plans

Published 03/13/2021, 6:00 AM 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)


Tennis queen Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. are two of a kind. So much so, that the 23-time Grand Slam champion even confessed that her daughter is a Mini Serena.

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As such, the mother-daughter team has found an extensive list of followers on social media. Videos of them baking pancakes, singing karaoke, or going on the first roller-coaster ride, everything has rocked the internet.

However, as a mother or a parent, one has to make many sacrifices to tend to the children. Thus, despite all the joy her daughter has brought in her life, Serena Williams registered one small complaint.

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In a recent interview, Serena mentioned that Olympia is doing well, and was even screaming in her office before the interview. Furthermore, she even agreed that her daughter follows her everywhere.

“She does. She loves to follow me, and now it is to a point where she loves going to bed with me, and it is ruining a lot of my dinner plans. Otherwise, it’s quite okay,” the 39-year-old American said.

Serena might not be making it to every dinner plan, but she adores time spent with Olympia.

Other than that, the former World No. 1 also takes her daughter to tennis practice sessions. Between having Olympia in stands or at practice, the American chose the latter. It is because Serena is afraid that her daughter might say something at the wrong time considering her age.

Even so, father Alexis and daughter Olympia regularly hit the stands to cheer for their star mother. Moreover, the three-year-old waving to her mother from the crowd at the 2020 US Open was adorable.

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The importance of Olympia is Serena’s life

Serena loves being a mom and spending all her time with her daughter. Therefore, it is natural that Olympia learns quicker and grows fonder of the Serena spirit.

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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 the USA at ASB Tennis Centre on January 12, 2020, in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Also, when the duo did their debut fashion shoot, their resemblance was uncanny. Indeed, the mother-daughter is a rare bond made for one another.

Tennis-wise, Serena is still chasing her #24 Grand Slam title. However, fans might catch a glimpse of her before the French Open in Miami.

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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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