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Serena Williams puts on a romantic display with husband Alexis Ohanian as they share an inside joke during quarantine



Serena Williams with husband

Serena Williams is enjoying some quality family time with her husband and daughter during quarantine.


And the tennis legend is keeping her 12.3million Instagram followers smiling with some quality content from home.

She put on a romantic display Sunday with husband Alexis Ohanian in a sweet selfie posted to her story, before the couple shared an inside joke.

Serena Williams & HUSBAND

The 38-year-old wrapped her arms around the Reddit co-founder, 36, as they stood in front of a red wall in their home.

She then posted a video of themselves sharing a silly moment as they made each other laugh over a private joke.

Williams previously shared a photo of herself having a mother/daughter playdate with Alexis Jr, two.

Serena Williams with husband

They sat in the floor, dressed in costume as Anna from Frozen, some toys scattered on the floor around them.

She captioned the photo: ‘Princess attire required for conversations with @olympiaohanian.’

It came after the Floridian shared a funny video as she donned another Disney princess look as Snow White.

She picked up a pie and got into character singing: ‘Hello, I’m back. I’m gonna stick this in the microwave for two minutes.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

Williams continued, before turning around: ‘Speaking of backs, my dress doesn’t fit in the back.’

She revealed that the dress was a couple sizes too small, her back showing through the open zipper.

Serena Williams with husband

Serena Williams’ coach and Nadal planning matches at academies

Both Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou announced plans on Saturday to stage matches at their tennis academies.

With top-level professional tennis shut down until at least July 13, both academies said they were examining the possibility of staging and broadcasting matches so fans could watch remotely.

Patrick and Serena Williams

While the Rafael Nadal Academy, based on the Spanish island of Mallorca, said on its website that it was in talks with the ATP on how to proceed, Mouratoglou released a statement unveiling a planned “league” of 50 matches at his academy near Nice in the south of France and talking of “millions of US dollars in prize money”.

Patrick and Serena Williams

The Nadal Academy said it was considering becoming “a campus where elite players can reside, train and compete between themselves in matches that will be televised so that fans around the world can enjoy them.”

It said Nadal had originated the idea and that the academy had been in talks with ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.

Patrick and Serena Williams

“Right now tennis takes a back seat and the most important thing is everyone’s health, but if in the coming months the Academy can be used to help other professional players, I’d be delighted if they could come to train and also to compete,” Nadal said.

“I think that competing among ourselves would help us maintain our game for when the tour restarts.”

The academy has hosted a Challenger Tour event, the Rafa Nadal Open, as well as other lower-ranked and junior tournaments.

Rafael Nadal

Mouratoglou’s statement said he was planning 10 closed-door matches to be broadcast live at his academy on each of five weekends under the title “Ultimate Tennis Showdown”.

The competition will start on the weekend of May 16 with a match between world number 10 David Goffin and 20-year-old Australian Alexei Popyrin, who is training at the academy and whose father reportedly came up with the idea.

The lineup for later matches has yet to be decided.

Serena Williams and coach

The statement posted on social media said that the “UTS aims to reinvent the way tennis is usually experienced and consumed.”

On-court coaching and video coaching would be allowed and, said the statement, fans watching remotely would be able to interact in real-time with the players, listen to conversations between the players and their coaches.

Rafael Nadal

Mouratoglou said that the competition will be “player-centric” could be “particularly beneficial to lower-ranked players.”

The lockdown in France is scheduled to end on May 11, which means players will be able to travel, although mass events will still be banned, so no spectators would be allowed.

Rafael Nadal smile

The Spanish government on Saturday proposed extending its lockdown until May 9.