Serena Williams is making sure her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., knows how to play like a champ. For over a year, the tennis prodigy has been training her daughter to follow in her family’s legendary footsteps and potentially become the next Olympic tennis player.
On Monday, Jan. 17, a short clip of 4-year-old Olympia showcasing her inherited skills was shared on her Instagram page. She hit the tennis court like a pro wearing a black-and-white tracksuit while hitting the tennis ball in a video captioned “Practice makes progress.”
Fans in the comments believe Olympia’s mother, who earned 23 Grand Slam singles and several Olympic medals, likely posted the video.
“The future looks bright already. Mini Serena Williams,” wrote one fan, while another said, “She gets it from her mama.”
A third complimented Serena’s parenting, writing, “For a four-year-old, she has fantastic form. You’re teaching her well mom.”
Susan Gossage Chardy, model, and wife to French Tennis player Jeremy Chady, also noticed Olympia’s killer skills, writing, “Wow.”
Others complimented Olympia’s doublehanded backhand swing, calling her a “Champ in the making.”
“I’m not an expert, but that looks like a very promising backhand,” wrote a fourth individual, while a fifth added, “Wow! Amazing! Look at that form…the Dynasty continues.”
Venus Williams, who won 14 Grand Slam doubles with her sister Serena, chimed in on the comments. She referenced their mother, Oracene Price, who helped train the tennis legends when they were adolescents.
“It’s Oracene all over again!” wrote Venus.
Price’s character is portrayed in “King Richard,” the biographical film that tells the childhood story of Venus and Serena through their father and coach Richard Williams.
Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian Sr. began dating in 2015, and were engaged a year later. The couple gave birth to their first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September 2017 and tied the knot two months later in November 2017.
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