‘Why Did You Migrate to America?’- Serena Williams Sits Down to Have a Serious Conversation With Five-Year-Old Olympia About Her Compton Roots

Published 11/26/2022, 10:13 AM EST
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Serena Williams is postively enjoying her retirement in the company of her five year old daughter, Olympia. As they go about their days together, Serena ensures that fans are up to date on their activities together. Recently, through Instagram, Williams revealed to her followers, the game that the Williams-Ohanian relish at dinner time.

During the course of it, at the appearance of an unexpected question, the 23-time Grand Slam champion looked a little unprepared for a nostalgic inquiry, but she grabbed her daughter’s attention and started to talk with her about it.


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Serena Williams prepares to have a serious talk with her daughter

In her Instagram story, Serena Williams talked about a card game that the family usually plays at the dinner table. In the game, the player picks a card and talks about the subject it suggests. Williams picked a card that asked, “How and why did your family immigrate to America? “

Hollywood, CA – November 14: Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr., center, strikes a pose, with mom Serena Williams, right, and dad Alexis Ohanian, on the red carpet of the 2021 AFI Fest Gala Premiere of, King Richard, at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. The film tells the story of Richard Williams, portrayed by Will Smith, and his raising of daughters Venus and Serena into the tennis champions they have become. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

She added after watching the card, “Okay, it wasn’t really by choice, but guess it’s time to have this conversation. Olympia, let’s talk.” 


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Williams is a California native who grew up in the city of Compton. The Williams family had relocated to Florida in 1991 so that Serena and her elder sister,  Venus could enroll in a tennis academy. In 1995, one year after her older sister, Serena began her professional career. The exceptional sister duo quickly gained attention due to their excellent athleticism, strong serves, and groundstrokes.


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Olympia had once supported both her mother and her aunt

In an exhibition match that they once played in Abu Dhabi, Serena and Venus faced off on the court in front of a sizable crowd. Olympia, however, stole the show as she attentively watched the game, darting her eyes from one end of the court to the other while cheering on both players. Olympia, then 16-month-old, looked adorable in the video that her father, Alexis Ohanian, shared.

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Olympia appeared to be having fun playing the game. Following the game, Serena shared another photo of her daughter, this time with her doll in her lap and strapped into a stroller while yawning widely.

Let us know what you think about this adorable daughter-mother relationship in your comments below.



Dr Aditya Raveendran Menon

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Aditya Menon is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A dentist by profession, he developed an unbridled love for tennis from the moment his father introduced him to the sport. Watching Roger Federer dominate the ATP tour with his unique and effortless style played a pivotal role in pushing Aditya to write about tennis for national publications.

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