She invited me to watch her game – Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams’ husband, is nostalgic and shares an old photo of his wife now 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, getting married and welcoming their baby girl Olympia in 2017.

Currently, the Williams family spends their time in London, where Serena is preparing for Wimbledon. Meanwhile, 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 photo of Serena Williams playing

Earlier, Ohanian posted a photo of his wife Serena Williams on his official Twitter account. Interestingly, that photo was from the Roma Masters in 2015, when Ohanian first met the American tennis legend. In the explainedhe wrote, “2015. This was the first photo I took of my wife now. I met her randomly the same day at breakfast and she invited me to watch her match in Rome. Please ignore the old IG filter you put on it…”

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

Speaking of the accident, Serena said‘This guy comes in and falls on the table next to us and I’m like, ‘Huh! All these tables while he’s sitting here? “

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

Serena will compete for her 24th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2022

Since retiring from Wimbledon last year due to injury, Serena has spent nearly a 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: American Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Italy’s Camila Giorgi in the Women’s Quarter Final at 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 would face French tennis player Harmony Tan in the first round at Wimbledon. However, I got a very difficult draw. In order to win the title, you 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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