WATCH: Serena Williams’ Daughter Olympia Approves Grigor Dimitrov’s One Handed Backhand

Published 05/24/2021, 12:39 PM EDT
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)


The Lyon Open and the Geneva Open are over and the French Open 2021 is now just around the corner. However, with the tournament being delayed by a week due to the coronavirus pandemic, players and fans alike are currently watching some really amazing tennis at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown. Interestingly, former World No.1 Serena Williams is also there- spectating the event just like a fan.

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In one of the matches at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown, former World No.3 Grigor Dimitrov was playing against Christian Garin. Interestingly, along with Serena, her daughter Olympia was also watching the match intensely.

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The 3-year-old Olympia even applauded Dimitrov when he hit a powerful one-handed backhand winner against Garin. It is evident that the junior Williams has got an understanding of the sport by now and knows about the different shots.

Williams was there to support her long-time friend Dimitrov. The two often hit the net together and just love to pull the leg of each other off the court.

Will Serena Williams be able to win the French Open 2021?

After having a poor clay-court season so far, Serena will head to Paris now for the French Open 2021. She has a 1-2 win-loss record on clay this season and is surely not in form at the moment.

Serena Williams of the United States in action against Kristie Ahn of the United States in the first round. Court Philippe-Chatrier during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on September 28th, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

However, there have been times when Serena has come out of the jaws of defeat and has beaten the odds in the past. She recently managed to reach the semis of the Australian Open 2021 where Naomi Osaka, unfortunately, thrashed her in straight sets.

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At 39, it is certainly not going to be easy for Serena Williams to play at Roland Garros 2021. Even though she is not targeting to win the Major at this point in time, fans still have huge expectations from her.

She surely is one of the strong contenders there and can prove to be a dangerous player if she regains her momentum. Will Williams be able to win her first major in front of Olympia at the French Open 2021?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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