Serena and Venus Williams have dominated the international tennis scene for the past two decades. The Williams reign may not end anytime soon.
Serena Jameka Williams is a living, breathing tennis court god. Her powerful serves, unbelievable aces and racket skills have won her 23 singles Grand Slam titles. And that’s not even counting her doubles titles.
When she combines forces with her sister, Venus Williams, they form a Megatron of doubles tennis. They’ve won three Olympic golds for Team USA and 14 doubles Grand Slams. The Williams Sisters were born in Michigan but moved to Compton, California, and West Palm Beach, Florida, when Serena was 9. Richard Williams was the girls’ father and first coach.
Even though it was his first time coaching tennis, Williams helped mold his little girls into full-blown tennis stars. When considering the history of Wimbledon, there’s a time before the Williams Sisters and a time after them.
With stars like Naomi Osaka on the rise, the Williams Era might be in decline. But with Serena Williams’ daughter Alexis Olympia showing interest in her mother’s career, there may be another Williams tennis superstar just over the horizon.
Serena Williams’ Daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr.
Olympia’s father, Alexis Ohanian, is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist with an estimated net worth of $40 million. He married tennis great Serena Williams in November 2017, roughly three months after the birth of their daughter.
Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia is the spitting image of her mother. Serena and Olympia look like best friends on social media, always dressing in similar outfits.
Olympia even wants to continue the family business of tennis superstardom. When Olympia wasn’t gallivanting like Belle in a Disney princess dress through Versailles, Serena gave her 3-year-old daughter tennis lessons during the pandemic.
Alexis Olympia’s Tennis Career
The mother-daughter pair are happy to be a veritable Serena and mini-me. Olympia even donned a mini version of the Nike Florence Griffith Joyner (Flo-Jo)-inspired catsuit that Williams wore at the 2021 Australian Open. (Despite her digs, she fell to eventual champion Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals.)
When Olympia’s dad posted the catsuit pics to Olympia’s Instagram account, Williams couldn’t help but comment:
“Awwwww mannnnnn I asked you to save this post until I was next to her side my side in my same outfit ??. Oophhh I guess I’ll have to pull the plug from your phone tonight … And you wake up wondering why you have no battery ?????????? LOL,” Serena wrote.
The black-and-red one-legged track star-inspired tracksuit was first worn by Serena but perfected by her daughter. We might see Olympia in the Olympics one day, but for now, we’re happy to watch her mom continue her legendary career.