Olympia Ohanian has a passion for music that outweighs her interest in tennis
Serena Williams recently revealed that her four-year-old daughter has a love for music, especially playing the piano.
The married mother and tennis star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday and explained to host Jimmy Kimmel that her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. has a passion for music that outweighs her interest in tennis.
‘She likes tennis, but I don’t know. Honestly, she likes to play the piano,” Williams said. “When she was in my belly, I played a lot of piano music.”
The tennis pro called her child ‘a baby’ Mozart,” adding, “…of course every parent thinks they have a baby Beethoven or whatever.”
Williams said Olympia is taking piano lessons and she previously shared a video on Instagram of her daughter teaching her famous mother to play.
In the caption, the athlete wrote: “I teach her tennis … She teaches me piano … 🎾🎹.”
In the summer, Williams took her daughter to the tennis court and gave lessons on the sport with tips from Williams’ father, Richard Williams, deGRIO reported.
In a series of short videos shared on her Instagram page, Williams and her daughter did some warm-up exercises in the first clip. In the second, the tennis champion asked the toddler, “Would you like to play a fun game?” She then encourages Olympia to imagine the tennis balls as snacks as she practices her stroke.
In the third video, the proud mom shared some advice her own dad gave her when he was her tennis coach.
“You’re so good at coaching that I might ask you for help for my own kids,” her coach says. Patrick Mouratoglou, commentary.
Richard Williams started coaching Venus and Serena when they were four years old. As reported by heavy, he once revealed that he had written a 78-page plan detailing their future. After Venus won her first Grand Slam title in 2000 at Wimbledon, her father took center stage when he started yelling, “Square Compton!”.
Williams enrolled her daughter in tennis last year during the COVID lockdown because it was a “socially safe sport,” she told PEOPLE in April.
“Honestly, we started because it’s a socially safe sport, and when COVID came along it was like just being in the house with a 3-year-old, what should we do?” Williams said at the time. “There was only one answer, much to my dismay.”
Earlier this year, Williams and her daughter appeared in their first joint fashion ad for a Stuart Weitzman campaign, deGRIO reported.
The campaign, titled ‘Footsteps to Follow’, marked Williams’ fourth season with the brand as a global spokeswoman. According to a statement, the shoot took place at their home, where the family of three, including husband Alexis Ohanian, living.
“Being on set with Olympia to film this campaign meant so much to me, and it’s a moment together that I will never forget,” Williams said in the statement. “She’s Mini Serena; she’s so cute and she’s so cute.”
She continued: “Waking up every day to see her so happy to see me is a feeling I never thought I would experience. As I try to teach her how to be a positive influence, she teaches me in fact every day how I can be a stronger person. That is the best thing about being a mother.”
According to the brand’s statement, the campaign was created to reflect the multifaceted nature of femininity.
This article provides additional reporting on the GRIO’s DeMicia Inman
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