‘The First Ever’ – Alexis Ohanian Goes Digital to Create a Custom NFT of Serena Williams and Daughter Olympia

Published 07/05/2022, 10:32 PM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Serena Williams of the USA celebrates with daughter Alexis Olympia after winning the 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)

Serena Williams has attained tremendous success in her life. Early in her tennis career, she strived hard to master the sport. The hard work paid off as she has gone on to become one of the greatest players in tennis. While we are all aware of her exploits in tennis, Serena has been successful off the court as well.

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The younger Williams sister is the founder of many business ventures like Serena Ventures and S by Serena. Recently, her husband, Alexis Ohanian, had a wonderful surprise for the tennis legend.

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Serena Williams’ husband creates a custom NFT artwork

The Reddit co-founder took to Twitter to announce the creation of the digital artwork involving Serena and his daughter, Olympia. He said, “I commissioned the incredible @AmandaRantsAlot to create this custom NFT artwork of Serena & Olympia for them. The first ever from @zestworldcomics new digital commissions tool. Now we’re creating comics in Web3.”

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Last month, Serena announced her singles comeback at the Wimbledon Championships 2022. The 23-time Grand Slam champion received a wildcard entry to participate in the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her Women’s Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

It was her first singles match since her first-round retirement at last year’s Wimbledon after suffering a hamstring injury. However, her comeback was short-lived as she went down fighting against France’s Harmony Tan in the opening round.

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Serena intends to play at the 2022 US Open

After her Wimbledon first-round defeat, the former World Number 1 wore a dejected look in her possibly last match at the tournament. However, she revealed about playing at the US Open later this year. Talking about this, Serena said, “There’s definitely lots of motivation to get better and to play at home.”

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Meanwhile, Serena is set to move out of the WTA rankings after Wimbledon. She’ll lose all her ranking points as a result of her injury absence and ranking points being not available at this year’s Wimbledon.

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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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