Serena Williams Gives Daughter Tennis Tips Like Her Dad Once Did
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GOAT In Training: Serena Williams Gives Daughter Tennis Tips Like Her Dad Once Did

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Serena Williams is passing on gems to the next generation by training up her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. to be a future GOAT – greatest of all time – tennis player. Williams gave the tot key pointers on the sport, just like her dad Richard Williams used to do

Williams hit the court this week in a series of cute videos with Olympia, who was ever the most obedient student. In the first video, the little future tennis star in the making is shown doing some warm ups with mom and follows along without a fuss.

 

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In the second video, the tennis champion encourages her daughter to hit a series of tennis balls while referring to some of her favorite snacks like crackers and cupcakes.

Williams asks, “You want to play a fun game?” Olympia then swings and hits several tennis balls excitedly.
Olympia then yells, “Let’s do it again,” after she finishes cracking the tennis balls out of sight.

 

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In the third video, Williams shares with her daughter what grandpa Williams once taught her as a little girl.
“You know what grandpa taught me? So first thing you do is turn,” Williams said showing off the perfect form to swing and hit.

 

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“You are so good at coaching that I might ask you for help for my own kids,” Serena’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou commented.

Serena’s dad Richard Williams was a GOAT himself, having taught two of his children, Serena and her sister Venus, how to play tennis which resulted in them becoming champions, even though he didn’t have any experience himself.

Richard Williams was also a controversial figure for how he handled the media. His started off teaching his daughters how to play the game at age 4. The Shreveport, La native did it at a time when Blacks were few and far between in the sport, but the tough as nails instructor refused to allow people to pigeon-hole them.

When an ABC News Day correspondent John McKenzie interviewed 14-year-old Venus back in 1995 and peppered her with questions about being so confident, Williams abruptly stopped the interview to set McKenzie straight.

“I know I can beat her… I’m very confident,” Venus said to the reporter.

When McKenzie kept asking Venus why she was so confident, Papa Bear moved in.

“You’ve got to understand you are dealing with the image of a 14-year-old child. This child is going to be out there playing when your old ass and me gonna be in the grave. You are dealing with a little black kid, and let her be a kid. She done answered it with a lot of confidence. Leave that alone,” said Williams according a YouTube video.


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