"I don't like working out. I don't like anything physical. If it involves sitting down or shopping I'm excellent at it." Rather surprisingly, these are not my words, nor those of some bony-faced WAG. Rather, they are words of one of the most successful sportswomen of the modern age. Serena Williams, the most decorated tennis player since Steffi Graf, is a 13-times Grand Slam singles champion, 12-times Grand Slam doubles champion, two-times Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and double Olympic gold medal winner. Despite illness, injury, losses of form and a succession of family dramas and tragedies that would be rejected by the EastEnders scriptwriting team as too unbelievable, Williams has been the queen of her sport since 1999, when she won her first singles Slam tournament, the US Open. Yet as she admitted in an interview this week before her injury jinx struck again, she finds the whole thing a total drag. "I don't love tennis today but I'm here and I can't live without it," she … [Read more...] about 40-love? Not when Serena Williams is dragged away from the shops
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The 23-time Grand Slam winner believes she is not ready to compete in the tournament 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO: AFP MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Defending champion Serena Williams pulled out of the Australian Open on Friday, saying she was still not at the level she needs to be after giving birth to her first child. The American 23-time Grand Slam winner made a tentative return at an Abu Dhabi exhibition late last month, losing to French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Prior to that her last competitive match was at the Australian Open final almost a year ago, which she won despite being two months pregnant, memorably beating sister Venus in the decider. Murray doubt for Australian Open Since then, she has given birth to her first child and married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at a star-studded wedding, where guests included Beyonce and reality TV star Kim Kardashian. “After competing in Abu Dhabi, I realised that although I am super close, … [Read more...] about Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open
REIGNING champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from this year’s Australian Open.The 23-time Grand Slam winner has played just one match since giving birth in September and said: “Although I am super close, I’m not where I want to be.”The 36-year-old, who won last year’s trophy while eight months pregnant, has played just one match since the birth of daughter Alexis Olympia.Serena said: “After competing in Abu Dhabi I realised that although I am super close, I’m not where I personally want to be.“My coach and team always said ‘only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way’.“I can compete – but I don’t want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time.”She is the third high profile withdrawal this week, after Andy Murray decided to miss the tournament as he continues his recovery from hip surgery.Men’s world No 4 Kei Nishikori also … [Read more...] about Serena Williams OUT of the Australian Open as she’s ‘not where I want to be’
Williams, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was greeted with congratulatory messages from fans 0SHARES Share Tweet Email PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SERENA WILLIAMS Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon. Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday before going into labor overnight. There was no immediate confirmation of the birth from Williams’ representatives. Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk welcome their first child Elder sister Venus Williams described herself as “super excited” after being informed of the reports concerning the baby as she walked on to the court for her third-round match at the US Open in New York. However she declined to take questions on the … [Read more...] about Tennis superstar Serena Williams welcomes baby girl
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian tied the knot in a stunning Beauty and the Beast themed wedding attended by 200 A list guests. The fairytale nuptials in New Orleans, thought to have cost more than £2million, included three spectacular dresses and even a carousel. And after a whirlwind few days, the pair finally jetted off for some quality time as husband and wife. The newlyweds were seen boarding a private jet with their baby daughter, Alexis Olympia, on Saturday. Serena, 36, flashed her huge wedding and engagement rings as she stepped out of a black SUV onto the tarmac. The beautiful bride dressed down in a grey tracksuit and wore a black baseball cap over her natural curls. Alexis, 34, placed a playful hand on the seven-times Wimbledon champion's behind as they boarded their private jet. The Reddit co-founder dutifully carried his wife's handbag and their 11-week-old daughter in her baby carrier. Earlier on Saturday, the new Mr and Mrs Ohanian celebrated their marriage with … [Read more...] about Newlywed Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian jet off on honeymoon with baby daughter
Serena Williams and new husband Alexis Ohanian grinned as they emerged for the first time after their spectacular wedding. Newlywed Serena kept her look bridal as she opted for a simple sleeveless white dress with Chanel tweed espadrille flats the day after she became Mrs Ohanian as the pair hosted a low key post wedding brunch for close friends and family. With her hair teased into a perfect side ponytail the mum-of-one laughed and grinned with pals as they arrived at the Ace hotel. Her husband opted for a navy suit with blue shirt. The pair enjoyed a joke as they entered the brunch, where sources said the new bride danced with her sister late into the afternoon. It looked like Alexis' vows of always making the bad "eye roll" jokes held firm as the tennis champ could be seen rolling her eyes and laughing as her new husband bantered with pals. Later that evening Serena shared the first images of her spectacular wedding dress. The tennis legend tied the knot with Reddit founder Alexis … [Read more...] about The smile that says she’s married! Glowing Serena Williams’ and husband Alexis Ohanian seen for the first time after spectacular wedding
Tennis ace Serena Williams has married her Prince Charming Alexis Ohanian in a lavish wedding ceremony in New Orleans. Serena is one of the most successful sports stars ever and earned millions in a career where she has dominated the game. But she has met her match in her tech entrepreneur partner Alexis Ohanian after they met by chance in 2015. Since then they have got engaged, welcomed daughter Alexis junior, and made their union official in an extravagant wedding with Beauty and the Beast theme, Italian food and a carousel . Who is Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian? Alexis Ohanian is a 34-year-old tech whizz and author. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Alexis attended the University of Virginia to study history and initially thought about becoming an immigration lawyer, before meeting dorm mate Steve Huffman and launching Reddit. What is Alexis Ohanian's job? Alexis is the co-founder of Reddit, a multimillionaire and the apparent … [Read more...] about Who is Alexis Ohanian? All you need to know about the Reddit co-founder who just married Serena Williams
Serena Williams may have married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian , but their love story didn't get off to the smoothest of starts. The tennis champ met Alexis after he sat at a table reserved for her entourage at the Cavalieri hotel, in Rome, and she told him to move. Alexis was hungover and refused to move despite Serena's camp saying there was a rat under the table. Serena's very first words to her fiance were: “We just don’t want you sitting there. We’re going to use that table.” Her pals even joked there was a rat under the table - to which Alexis replied: "I'm from Brooklyn, I'm used to rats." Instagram Instagram His pithy reply excited her and Serena asked him to join her table - when Alexis later proposed in Rome he put a plastic rat on the table. When Serena posed naked for Vanity Fair , the stunning tennis champ showed off her blooming baby bump with just a simple chain covering her modesty. Serena recalled first learning she was pregnant after … [Read more...] about How Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian met AND the very unusual way she broke pregnancy news
SERENA Williams performed the iconic Candy Dance at her star-studded wedding this weekend as celeb guests Beyonce and Kim Kardashian cheered her on from the sidelines.The tennis babe let her hair down on the dancefloor after tying the knot with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.Stunning Serena certainly put on a lavish affair - guests were served from gigantic jeroboams of pink and gold bottles of champagne and tequila shots until the early hours.A source said: " The setlist was incredible, and when they played the Candy by Cameo, that was it."Everyone went crazy - it was wild!"Serena led the way onto the dancefloor looking so sexy as she danced alongside her pals Kelly Rowland and Ciara as they performed the timeless dance.""Everyone was cheering including Beyonce, who was throwing her hands up in the air on the sidelines. Kim was also cheering them on."The source added: "Kim was chilling out on the sidelines, and not really dancing, but Kelly Rowland, Lala … [Read more...] about Serena Williams quaffed pink champagne and tequila before doing the ‘candy dance’ at her star-studded wedding – and Beyonce got involved too!
LAST year was a big year for Serena - she gave birth to her first child and married her partner Alexis Ohanian.Here's everything you need to know about her family life...The tennis legend broke the internet when she revealed she was 22 weeks pregnant in mid-April.This put the baby's due date either the end of August or beginning of September – and right on cue, Serena went into labour on September 1.She gave birth to a baby girl that day after clearing an entire hospital floor in order to welcome her first child in total privacy.On September 13, 2017, the tennis ace revealed she and her partner Alexis Ohanian had given birth to a baby girl and named her Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.The star is said to have held a baby shower celebration in Miami back in May, and it was reported that pal Meghan Markle snubbed the shower to be with Prince Harry at the polo.A source said: “Meghan had been planning to go to Miami this weekend for Serena’s … [Read more...] about What has Serena Williams called her baby, when did she give birth and who is her husband Alexis Ohanian?