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“We Never Get Away From Training” – Venus and Serena Williams

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Tennis is an extremely physical game and demands a lot of athleticism from the players. Consequently, tennis players need to train regularly to stay in shape and perform optimally when on the court. Serena Williams and Venus Williams are also always focused on their training regime even during the offseason.

 

 

Serena and Venus are in the late half of their career and it is important to be more fit than they ever thought possible. Hence, the two sisters also always try to train when they are at home.

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“We don’t play the whole time” – Serena Williams
Venus and Serena revealed that they never ‘get away from training’. The Williams’ sister also suggested they’ll feel ‘surreal’ when they hang up their racquet and will not be able to train as they do now.

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“We don’t play the whole time,” Serena Williams said in an interview with Naomi Campbell. “We pick and choose what we play especially now that we’re older we don’t play as much. And we just choose the really important ones and the warm-ups before that and etc. But yeah we are at home in December and so in most November and other than that it’s like a week at home or a week here, a week there.”

Venus Williams explained that they are stealing moments of time because out even when they are not playing tennis, they are doing other things. All sorts of things that the two are doing, they try to fit in links with the community so they are just stealing moments.

Venus Williams with Serena Williams

“But it’s a privilege. I think we understand more now that it’s definitely a privilege. But even those times when we aren’t on tour we have to train. So we never get away from training. One day when we don’t have to train, I’m just gonna feel surreal for a really long time. I think we’ll still train,” Venus concluded.

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Serena Williams and Venus Williams are one of the fittest players on the tour, keeping themselves in shape at the age of 38 and 39 respectively. While an average women’s tennis match lasts for just 2 hours, the Williams’ sisters train for a four-hour match. The budding players should certainly take inspiration from the two for their determination to train.

Serena Williams & Alexis Ohanian’s Daughter Olympia Enjoys Her 1st Cupcake
Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian shared a delicious milestone in his daughter’s life when he posted a photo of Olympia Ohanian eating her first cupcake.

Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian decided to expand their daughter, Olympia Ohanian’s palate, with some sugary treats when they let her taste her first cupcake.

In his caption, Alexis gushed over the experience, saying that he and Serena’s little cupcake was eating her first cupcake.

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In the photo, Alexis didn’t look impressed as he sat next to Olympia, who looked utterly focused on taking a bite of a cupcake covered in pink frosting.

One fan joked, “I see lots of empty cupcake wrappers to the left!” With two empty wrappers in front of the father-daughter duo and another cupcake looking ready to be eaten, another fan joked about the impending sugar high.

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The cupcakes were eaten in honor of Alexis for his 37th birthday. It is reported, Serena is a Jehovah’s witness and doesn’t celebrate birthdays. She is raising her daughter in the same faith.
For Olympia’s second birthday last year, Serena didn’t throw her a birthday party but instead hosted a carnival-themed event for fun months later. One fan surmised that Alexis’ treat was going to have a lasting effect on Olympia’s eating habits.

Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian and Olympia

Getting her to eat the right foods isn’t the only challenge Alexis and Serena might face with their toddler. Serena told Zanna Roberts Rassi from E! that Olympia is obsessed with wearing dresses, she admitted:

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“I can’t force her out of a princess dress. She gets so upset. She loves fashion, she loves wearing dresses and that’s what she wants.”

In an interview with E!, Serena admitted that trying to balance her professional and personal life has been her biggest challenge since becoming a mother, she shared:

“I’m always trying to ask everyone else how they balance because I’m not sure I’m doing a good job. I’m just trying to do the best.”

Although Serena shared a tribute for Olympia on her second birthday, the tennis champion made no mention of her husband’s birthday.

It is not clear if Alexis has converted his religion to being a Jehovah’s witness. Still, he did receive belated birthday wishes from his followers under his post of Olympia eating the cupcakes.