“Olympia is doing well,” said Serena Williams in an appearance on Personal with Norah Donnell. While discussing life after tennis, Norah Donnell ask Serena, 41, about her and Alexis Ohanianher child and if she will follow in her mother’s footsteps. Sadly, it doesn’t seem that way. “She doesn’t really enjoy playing tennis,” admitted Serena. “It frustrates me a bit, but she’s really good at it. So we’re trying to figure out how to get her to play a little bit.
The conversation turns to the social side of sports – certain people need a playmate how to get into the game (like how Serena has an older sister, Venus Williams). “Olympia likes to socialize,” Serena said. “It’s interesting because, growing up playing tennis, I don’t think I enjoyed socializing, but looking back, I was always with my sister, so obviously, it was the super social thing. That means girls love to participate in that social sport, and that’s a social aspect of that sport. I think it’s really super, super important. She likes to be around her friends. She loves going to school.”
With that, Serena seems determined not to let Olympia’s natural talent go to waste. “Maybe I can push her into tennis by having other kids study in groups,” she hypothesized to Norah (h/t). Tonight’s reception). “I think that’s what I’m going to do. You just gave me a good suggestion because I really want her to play at least a little bit because she’s really good at it.”
Olympia may not love tennis as much as her mother, but she certainly shares the same fashion sense as Serena. At the beginning of February, Serena shared a video about her girl in a colorful feather dress that the tennis icon has worn until 2021 Meet Gala.
Serena left tennis after attending the US Open 2022. A few days later, she appeared on Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon to playfully suggest that she may not have fully completed the sport. “What do you know? brave cat The start of a great trend. That’s what I mean,” she joked.
“I never liked the word retirement,” Serena wrote in fashion magazine essay confirmed her departure from the sport. “It doesn’t sound like a modern word to me. I thought this was a transition, but I want to be careful about how I use that word, it means something very specific and important to a community of people.”