Serena Williams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, with 23 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals to her name. The 40-year-old is also a business mogul, philanthropist and fashion exec—plus, she and her sister, fellow tennis champ Venus Williams, co-executive produced the biopic about their upbringing that’s generating Oscar buzz this year, King Richard.
Serena Williams is a proud mother of one to her lovely little daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., whom she shares with her husband, Alexis Ohanian.
How old is Olympia?
On Sept. 1, 2017, the tennis star and the Reddit founder welcomed their daughter into the world. (Olympia’s birthday makes her a Virgo). When she was born, her father said in an Instagram post that she was already acting like her “mama’s perfect sidekick.”
Throughout the years, Williams has shared moments from Alexis’ childhood, like her forays into tennis, her visits to the U.S. Open and red carpet, and the moments she’s been there for her mom. They even created a popular doll together, Qai Qai.
Serena Williams announced her retirement from tennis in Sept. 2022 via an essay for Vogue, saying she want to grow a family as her primary reason.
Williams said her daughter is already demanding for a sibling – says she wishes to “be a big sister” under her breath. But for Williams, the choice to step back from her career to focus on family isn’t an easy one.
“Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family. I don’t think it’s fair. If I were a guy, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be out there playing and winning while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family,” she wrote.
Until now, Williams, who was two months pregnant when she competed in the 2017 Australian Open, had balanced motherhood and tennis. “But I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams said. “I definitely don’t want to be pregnant again as an athlete. I need to be two feet into tennis or two feet out.”
Olympia seems to be growing to match her mom in fashion and sports
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Alexis Olympia Ohanian desired career
As expected, any child of Serena Williams should naturally be an excellent athletic stock, and while we might have expected her daughter to join her in tennis, it seems the damsel has other plans. It seems Alexis Olympia Ohanian, is destined to be a football pro instead.
A video clip was shared to Alexis’ official Instagram page, which shows her playing football with California-based football team Angel City FC. As per the team’s website, Williams is a ‘leading investor’ of the team.
In the clip, the Williams and tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian’s daughter shows off her football skills on the field and later scores a goal, dressed adorably in a tee, jeans and classic Nike trainers.