alexis ohanian And your daughter Olympia Ohanian were recently courtside at Arthur Ashe Stadium cheering Serena Williams during what appears to be his last US Open. After the tennis icon lost in the third round, the family of three was lucky enough to stop thinking about it and celebrate Olympia’s fifth birthday. Reddit co-founder Alexis took to her Instagram on Friday (September 20) to share an adorable photo album of him and Olympia celebrating her big day.
“How come you’re already 5️⃣ @olympiaohanian?” Alexis wrote alongside the sweet snapshot of him holding and kissing their baby. “I love you more every day, you have made me a better man and I am so grateful that your mom brought you into this world. I will make you happy forever!” The slideshow also featured photos of the couple at the lauded tennis tournament.
Serena and Alexis welcomed their daughter in September 2017, just a few months after getting married. A year later, the 23-time Grand Slam and Olympia winner both graced the cover of Fashion. In the accompanying interview, Serena revealed that she would prefer her baby to venture out and focus on a life outside of professional tennis. “I would hate for her to have to deal with comparisons or expectations,” she explained Serena. “It’s a lot of work, and I’ve given up a lot. I don’t regret it, but it’s like Sliding doors: Go through a different door and lead a different life. I would like her to have a normal life. I didn’t have that.”
However, it was only two years later that Serena appeared to do a 180 and spoke about the possibility of Olympia following in her footsteps. “She’s a tennis fanatic, she loves to watch, you know,” the athletics icon said, following another win at the 2020 US Open. “I’m like, ‘I have to put my career aside and put a racket in her hand. ‘. Seriously, that’s what I told my husband yesterday. I’m like, ‘We have to put a racket in his hand,’” he added.