‘That’s Our Girl!’ – Serena Williams’ Husband and Daughter Olympia Celebrate Mommy’s Impressive Victory in Toronto

Published 08/08/2022, 10:25 PM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: 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 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Serena Williams is back! The American legend notched up her maiden singles victory on her comeback, defeating Nuria Parrizas Diaz of Spain in the first round of the National Bank Open in Toronto. Further, it was an impressive performance by Serena, who dominated the match right from the very start and gave her opponent little breathing space.

During the match, her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and daughter Olympia cheered for her from the stands. As she tasted success on the tennis court, Serena’s daughter was spotted celebrating her mother’s impressive victory.


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Serena Williams makes her family proud

The Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, took to Twitter to share a video of Olympia celebrating her mother’s victory in Toronto. Alexis captioned the video, “That’s our girl!” The four-year-old was all smiles as she gave a few daps on Serena’s hand.

Subsequently, Alexis also shared the video on Instagram, saying, “Let’s go! @serenawilliams back at it with a W and the important post-match-Olympia-dap-celebration.”


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In a match lasting just under two hours on the hard court in Toronto, Serena got the better of her Spanish opponent in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. It was a morale-boosting victory for the American legend after her heart-breaking loss at Wimbledon. In the grass-court Grand Slam tournament, she went down fighting against Harmony Tan in a three-set thriller.

Serena on Olympia’s presence during her match


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The former World Number 1 had an interesting take on her daughter attending her match. Talking about it, she said, “I looked over and I saw her in the middle of the first set, and I was like: Oh my God, why is she here? And then I went into mom mode. Like, does she have on her sunscreen?”

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the 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)

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Further, she went on to add, “I was like: OK Serena, should I say something? Take her upstairs to the suite? Because she’s never been to my match.”

Serena faces a tough road ahead at the National Bank Open. However, she has proved time and again that she can overcome difficulties to emerge victorious. Can history repeat itself? Let us know your views in the comments below.



Vatsal Shah

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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.

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