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“I Found That Hot” – Serena Williams Reveals How Her Love Story Began With Alexis Ohanian

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Former World No.1 Serena Williams recalled the time when she met her husband Alexis Ohanian for the first time as the couple went for a short road trip during the coronavirus lockdown.

 

 

Serena Williams was staying at a hotel in Rome in 2015, preparing for the Italian Open. Little did she knew that her future husband and the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian is also staying in the same hotel.

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“Eventually, I said yes” – Serena Williams
Alexis knew very little about tennis and Williams wasn’t a Reddit user at that time. However, as they say, pairs are made in heaven, the couple also met by chance. While Serena was having her breakfast with her friends, Alexis came and sat down at her table. This is how the two met for the first time.

Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian and Olympia

One year later, after getting to know each other, Alexis brought Serena back to the place where they first met to propose her. Subsequently, a month later, the couple discovered they were pregnant. Serena also recalled the story and revealed how she got attracted to Ohanian at their first encounter.

After giving birth to their daughter Olympia in September 2017, Alexis and Serena tied the knot in New Orleans in November.

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However, with Serena being busy on the WTA Tour which extends for 11 months in a year and Alexis handling his business, the family rarely got a chance to be together. Hence, the couple is certainly enjoying their quarantine with their two-year-old daughter.

“I Can Go And Play Real Tennis” – Serena Williams
Former World No.1 Serena Williams revealed that she is ready to play ‘real tennis’ after the coronavirus-forced shut down of the sport.

The tennis tour came to a halt since early March due to the public health crisis triggered by the coronavirus. However, Williams revealed that the extended break is beneficial for her.

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“I really look forward to getting back on the court” – Serena Williams
The 23-time Grand Slam champion explained that the break was necessary for her body. However, she is now looking forward to getting back to play competitive tennis as she is feeling better than ever.

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“I really look forward to getting back on the court,” Williams said in a live Instagram conversation with elder sister Venus Williams on Tuesday.

“It’s what I do best. I absolutely love playing. I felt like my body needed a break, even though I didn’t want it. And now I am feeling better than ever. I am feeling more relaxed, more fit, and now I can go and play real tennis,” she added.

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“I like to go out and I just want to be on top of a rooftop bar with champagne in my hand. And just having a good time, dancing,” said Venus when asked about her excitement when life returns to normal.

The tennis season in on a hiatus for an uncertain period. However, Serena Williams, who is at the final phase of her tennis career, would be hoping that the season resumes soon and she could once again start her bid for a record 24th Grand Slam title.

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Williams won her last Major title at the 2017 Australian Open while six weeks pregnant with her daughter Olympia. She returned to the tour eight months after giving birth to Olympia in September 2017. Since then, she reached four Grand Slam finals. However, she did not reach the finishing line in all the four opportunities.

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