It looks like Alexis Olympia, the daughter of tennis great Serena Williams and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian, is on the road to winning her own set of Olympic gold medals.
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner and winner four Olympic gold medals, shared a picture of 18-month-old Alexis Olympia on Instagram during a gymnastics lesson, and asked champion gymnast Simone Biles to offer some tips.
Biles, a five-time Olympic medalist, made history in November with another all-around title at the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. It’s the gymnast’s fourth title, more than any other woman ever.
“Can’t wait for [Olympia Ohanian] to get tips from [Simone Biles]” Williams, 37, posted.
Biles, 22, responded: “Oh my goodness, I’ll give her a lesson any day! She’s beyond precious. Get it girlfriend!”
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Instagram users gushed over the idea of having Biles training Williams’ toddler to be an Olympic great, and showed admiration for Williams:
- She is already destined for greatness @serenawilliams with u as her mom!!! ❤️?
In an open letter Williams wrote in 2016 for Porter Magazine and reprinted by The Guardian, she said she began working toward her dream at age three:
“I was fortunate to have a family that supported my dream and encouraged me to follow it. I learned not to be afraid. I learned how important it is to fight for a dream and, most importantly, to dream big. My fight began when I was three and I haven’t taken a break since.
“But as we know, too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.”