'She Invited Me to See Her Match' - Serena Williams' Husband Alexis Ohanian Gets Nostalgic and Shares an Old Photo of His Now-Wife Playing in Rome

‘She Invited Me to See Her Match’ – Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Gets Nostalgic and Shares an Old Photo of His Now-Wife Playing in Rome

It is a well-known fact that the love story of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian started in 2015 in Rome. Since then, they have come a long way, as they married each other and welcomed their baby daughter Olympia in 2017.

Currently, the Williams family is spending their time in London, as Serena is getting ready for the Wimbledon Championships. In the meantime, Ohanian took to social media to share a memory from the past when he met Serena and watched her play for the first time.


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Alexis Ohanian shares an old picture of Serena Williams playing

Earlier, Ohanian posted a picture of his wife, Serena Williams, on his official Twitter account. Interestingly, that picture was from the Rome Masters back in 2015, when Ohanian first met the American tennis legend. In the captionhe wrote, “2015. This was the first photo I took of my now wife; the same day I met her randomly at breakfast & she invited me to see her match in Rome. Please disregard the dated IG filter I put on it… ”

Notably, Ohanian was coincidentally staying at the same hotel as Serena, when the latter was playing the Rome Masters in 2015. One morning, the Reddit co-founder sat next to Serena’s table for breakfast and ended up getting a ticket for her match at the Italian Open.

Speaking about the incident, Serena said, “This guy comes and he just plops down at the table next to us and I’m like, ‘Huh! All these tables and he’s sitting here? ‘”

The next year in December, Ohanian proposed to Serena at the exact same hotel and at the exact same table.

Serena is vying for her 24th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2022

Since retiring from last year’s Wimbledon due to injury, Serena spent almost a whole year preparing for her comeback. Now, she is finally back on the tennis court and ready to compete for her 24th Grand Slam title.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 10: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after beating Camila Giorgi of Italy in the ladies’ quarter final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by TPN / Getty Images)

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After the draw, Serena found out that she will face the French tennis player Harmony Tan in the very first round at Wimbledon. However, she did get a pretty tough draw. In order to win the title, she may have to face Coco Gauff, Iga Swiatek, Simona Halep, and others. This could be her last Wimbledon, so it will be interesting to see how far she goes.


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