Serena Williams Asks Simone Biles to Give Her Daughter Gymnastics Lessons
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.”