NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams won the 1999 US Open and won her first Grand Slam title at age 17, she wore white beads in her hair. monday night, When Williams won the first round of the 2022 US Open At 40, daughter Olympia was courtside and long ago had a hairstyle that paid homage to her mom.
“Was she wearing the beads or was it me…” Williams said They beat Danka Kovinic 6-3 6-3 and finished off with a smile. “I wanted to do it, but I didn’t have the time”
Williams was pregnant with Olympia while playing at the 2017 Australian Open and winning her 23rd Grand Slam title. .
“Yeah, actually, she likes to wear them. She asks me to wear a lot of beads,” Williams said. , I was so happy when she wore them. Perfect for her.”
On Monday, Olympia sat in Williams’ player guest box at Arthur Ashe Stadium, taking pictures with his camera at one point. She was with her father — Williams’ husband and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian — and her grandmother — Williams’ mother, Olasen Price.
After the game, Williams’ long and influential career was celebrated with an on-court ceremony that included a narrated video by Oprah Winfrey and a speech by Billie Jean King. Finally, Ohanian carried Olympia onto the court.
“Tonight, actually, it was all a surprise towards the end,” Williams said.
She said she was ready to move on from her playing days to focus on having another child and pursuing her business interests.
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