Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian proudly showcases daughter Olympia’s sketches
Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born on September 1, 2017 to 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The couple has never shied away from sharing their daughter’s life online. Since birth, Williams and Ohanian have revealed different sections of Olympia doing different things for the world to see.
The 5-year-old has been a social media superstar since birth, even boasting 651,000 followers on Instagram. The former world No. 1 and her husband have also frequently shared Olympia’s picture on their own social media channels and it has been loved by fans around the world.
Alexis Ohanian recently shared a video of Olympia and confessed his love for her.
“I love to paint with this kid” wrote Alexis.
“Tonight’s Drawing Class” shared the proud father with the world.
Serena Williams almost lost her life giving birth to Olympia
In a personal essay for ELLE, Serena Williams spoke about her difficult experiences with pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood.
The essay, titled How Serena Williams Saved Her Own Life, reveals the emotional details of Williams’ pregnancy journey. The American revealed the pregnancy was unplanned and she found out about it just two days before the 2017 Australian Open.
“When I found out I was pregnant two days before the 2017 Australian Open, my body had already changed. Of course, being pregnant didn’t mean I couldn’t play tennis. I was planning to compete for eight weeks,” Serena wrote.
Williams named her daughter Olympia in homage to the fact that she won the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant with her. The 41-year-old said she wasn’t sure how she would have handled the Grand Slam with a baby.
“I wasn’t sure how the tournament was going to go; During practice, I got more and more tired between points. And I was determined to play fast and hard before the sound of Melbourne hit me. One of seven games, all in straight sentences,” she wrote.
The former World No. 1 opened up about her life-threatening pregnancy and childbirth that almost took her life. Serena revealed that she endured four surgeries while giving birth to Olympia Ohanian.
“I was anxious. My baby’s birth was a test of his loud self and how many times I would have called out before finally being heard.” said the American tennis superstar.