“Trying to Do the Best I Can for These Two”: Serena Williams’ Husband on His Family

Published 12/30/2020, 6:18 AM EST
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 on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Millionaire-investor Alexis Ohanian has shared a series of adorable pictures with the two women in his life – wife Serena Williams and daughter Olympia Alexis.

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The co-founder and executive chairman of social news website Reddit took to his official Twitter page to share three pictures with a beaming Serena holding their daughter on her lap. He tagged his post with a message that said that though he has a frightfully busy life as an entrepreneur and investor, he tries to be the best ‘dad’ and husband that he can.

He said that though his work life never stops, it does take a pause every now and then for some family bonding. “Business dad life never stops. Though sometimes it pauses for a family photo. Trying to do the best I can for these two,” Ohanian wrote.

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Lockdown enabled Serena Williams to spend more time with family

Unlike other seasons when Serena’s hectic tennis schedule and travels keep her away from home and family for the better part of the year, the lockdown break this year came as a godsend as it enabled her to spend more time with her loved ones than her work life would usually permit.

With the pandemic resulting in bulk event cancellations on the women’s Tour this year, Serena had more time on her hands to catch up on some family time.

Though their vocations often take them to different time zones, it clearly hasn’t taken away from the deep family bond that Serena’s and her family share, and these pictures are proof of the same.

 Serena’s husband is her biggest cheerleader

While Serena does travel to tournaments these days with her daughter in tow, her husband too makes it a point to join her entourage for events, whenever time permits, and is her biggest cheerleader from the stands.

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On the career front, Serena couldn’t end her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title this year. She did make the semifinal of the US Open but lost to old rival Victoria Azarenka.

Serena’s Grand Slam drought has continued since she won her 23rd at the Australian Open in 2017. A 24th title would tie with Australian tennis great Margaret Court’s remarkable career tally of Major trophies, which is the highest across the men’s and women’s fields.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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