“That fateful Morning,” Husband Alexis Ohanian recalls the time he first met Serena Williams
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams is not having the best of times on the tennis court. This year she has participated in three tournaments. In Melbourne she made it to the Semi-finals, at the Australian Open she lost to Naomi Osaka in the Semi-finals. In the Italian Open she lost in the very first match to Nadia Podoroska.
The 23 time Grand-slam Champion is lucky to have always found support from her partner Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian has always supported Williams, most prominently when Madrid Open Director, Romanian billionaire Ion Tiriac passed sexist remarks on Williams. Ohanian came out in support of his wife publicly. Recently he was seen traveling to Disney World with wife Williams and daughter Olympia.
Alexis Ohanian talks about the morning he first met Serena Williams
Alexis Ohanian, who is best known for being the Reddit co-founder, met Serena Williams in Rome in 2015, a few hours before she was meant to start her Italian Open campaign that year.
In an interview given to Vanity Fair the couple had said that Ohanian had sat at a table Williams and her camp were planning on using for breakfast. Williams and her people wanted Ohanian to go sit somewhere else so told him there is a rat under the table. But later Williams had a change of heart and invited Alexis to join her on the same table and he did. That is how their friendship started.
Recently Ohanian shared an Instagram post, where he shared the pic of the same restaurant ,Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel and, and wrote, “ Still no rats here” , he continued, “Every morning here in Rome I’ve come back to where my life changed forever for a cup of coffee just like I did that fateful morning. Now there’s a spunky 3 year old with me who’s my everything. Life is unexpected & beautiful.”
Ohanian proposed to Williams in 2016, had a daughter, Olympia Ohanian, together in 2017 and got married later that year. They have been together ever since. Currently Williams is in Parma, playing in a warm up event, getting ready for the French Open.