‘This Little Girl Inspired Me’ – Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Reveals Little Olympia’s Reaction Thrusted Him to Invest in Natalie Portman’s Soccer Club

Published 04/30/2022, 12:00 PM EDT
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Serena Williams’s husband Alexis Ohanian, holds their daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. 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)

We know Serena Williams for promoting equality in tennis. And her husband, Alexis Ohanian, is also a huge proponent of promoting equity in various sports and emphasizes on the importance of the. He recently invested in a football club started by Natalie Portman, namely, Angel City FC; a Los Angeles based women’s football club. Recently, Serena Williams’s husband took to his Twitter and shared the reason behind promoting and investing in the club.

Alexis Ohanian’s reason for investing in Angel City FC

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Alexis Ohanian has been an ardent follower as well as supporter of women’s sport. He has always shared stories about women’s football and has declared his allegiance to his favourite players and clubs. Ohanian took to Twitter and shared an old tweet of Olympia running around. He re-shared that tweet recently. He stated, “3 years ago this little girl inspired me to help start a women’s football club and tonight at 7:30p PT on @CBSSports you’ll be able to watch @weareangelcity at home against @TheNCCourage ⚽️⚽️⚽️ LFG”.

Earlier, he had shared the victory of the US National Women’s team, bringing the world cup home for the fourth time.

Olympia acts as a motivating factor

The Angel City FC made its official NWSL debut against North Carolina Courage. It won by the score of 2-1. This will provide a tremendous boost to the popularity of the club. The club was formed by Natalie Portman and Alexis Ohanian has invested in it. The reason behind that is his daughter, she motivated him to promote the growth of the women’s sport.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 05: Alexis Ohanian and Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., husband and daughter of Serena Williams (not pictured), attend the Women’s Singles third round match between Serena Williams of the United States and Sloane Stephens of the United States on Day Six of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 05, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Serena Williams and Olympia are on board too

Serena Williams is also one of the shareholders of the Angel City FC. The ardent supporter of equality in every sport, has voiced her concern over the unequal pay scale for male and female players in tennis. Moreover, Olympia herself is a shareholder of the football club. She might just be the youngest shareholder of the club.

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)

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

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