On August 9, superstar tennis pro Serena Williams stunned the crowds when she announced she was retiring from her beloved sport. “I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis and into other things that are important to me,” she explained in a revealing article for Vogue’s September 2022 issue. “A few years ago I quietly founded Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. I started a family soon after. I want to enlarge this family.”
And now Williams is making that declaration come true… after, of course, taking a final punch at the US Open tournament. “Unfortunately I wasn’t ready to win Wimbledon this year. And I don’t know if I’ll be ready to win New York. But I will try it. And the preparatory tournaments will be fun,” she wrote about her exit strategy. Fortunately, Williams got off to a good start by taking home the W on the first lap. Still, some might argue that it was her precocious four-year-old daughter, Olympia Ohanian, who stole the show…
Serena Williams and Olympia are twins
While mother-of-one Serena Williams was serving up aces at the highly anticipated US Open, her daughter Olympia was serving up Ohanian looks. When little Olympia arrived, it was made clear she hadn’t come to play as she was all dressed up in a matching Mommy & Me outfit – but do it tennis. Per Daily Mail, the mother-daughter duo wore diamond-encrusted black ensembles designed by Nike. But that’s not all. Olympia also rocked the same gorgeous swinging pearl braids that her mom is known for. Like Mother like daughter!
As you can imagine, fans immediately took to Twitter to gush about Williams’ mini-me. “Olympic matching with Serena AND wearing the pearls Serena wore when she won the US Open for the first time is the cutest thing in the WORLD!” wrote one Twitter user. Meanwhile, another tweeted: “Hey @usopen how about a special Olympics reaction camera? Who’s with me?” Not a bad idea TBH. Give the fans what they really want and make it happen, US Open!