Serena Williams Jokingly Discusses Playing Doubles With Daughter Alexis Olympia at Australian Open




Serena Williams swiftly finds herself in the fourth round of Australian Open 2021. But more importantly, she finds her daughter, Alexis Olympia cheering for her. Now that Olympia is taking tennis coaching, what does Serena feel about this?

Serena Williams of the U.S. is interviewed after winning her third round match against Russia’s Anastasia Potapova. REUTERS/Kelly Defina

In her post-match interview, Serena jokingly teased a prospect of playing doubles with Olympia at the Australian Open. The 23-Grand Slam champ also revealed that Olympia has a couple of Grand Slam trophies in her room. Young Olympia is already familiar with trophies at the age of three.

“I’ve been talking to her about playing doubles here with her one day well. She could technically already has a title strap, a couple of trophies are usually in her room.”

Speaking on playing tennis with Olympia during the COVID-19 lockdown, Serena said that it is the most socially distanced sport to play. The mother-daughter duo of Serena and Olympia went viral on social media after they were pictured playing doubles together and twinning in the same outfit.

“It was the only thing that we can do social distance for almost a whole year because of covid so I was like I would never put my daughter in tennis and then it was it’s the best socially distant sport that you know,” Serena said.

Serena Williams on her daughter, Alexis Olympia having a coach

Furthermore, Serena also reacted to having a coach for her three-year-old daughter. In the past, Serena has expressed her desire to keep Olympia away from tennis, but the lockdown changed her heart. To Serena’s amazement, now Olympia has a coach and is actively learning tennis.

“I think that you can play so she has a coach now, and it’s a lot of fun. Yeah, her coach is awesome, though she’s like really red um but she’s a lot of fun and I’m like my three-year-old has a coach how ridiculous is that right I mean come on.”

At Australian Open 2021, Serena is yet to lose a set. In her third-round match, the American rallied from 3-5 behind in the first set to win the match: 7-6, 6-2.

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