The tennisl legend has already pretty much confirmed she will be competing at Wimbledon this year, but there are still tournaments between now and June for her to make an appearance.
Williams has been training hard and offered her supporters a glimpse into her progress with her recent Instagram video, but she also dropped a little surprise in there as well.
The clip starts and a focused-looking Williams takes a deep breath as she prepares to make her serve. She looks up to face her opponent and the camera reveals it is none other than her daughter Olympia.
The toddler, holding her own racquet and dressed in the same Nike attire as her mum, is pulling off the perfect power stance as she grins from the other side of the net.
“Really? This is nuts,” Williams laughs before delivering a soft serve to Olympia who playfully swings at the oncoming ball.
“Sometimes it be ya own mini!” the caption reads.
Williams and Olympia have been heavily likened to each other in both looks and personality. The 23-time Grand Slam champion recently shared a photo of the mother-daughter duo in matching Balmain dresses at Paris Fashion Week.
“Hey @olympiaohanian, remember that time when we were in Paris? And we slayyyyyyeddddd,” Williams captioned the post.
The two even appeared in similar outfits on the red carpet for the premiere of ‘King Richard’, the biopic about the life of Serena and Venus’ father Richard.
Alexis Ohanian, Williams’ husband and Olympia’s father, commented on the adorable video saying: “I refuse to believe @olympiaohanian missed that.”
Williams’ return to tennis
Williams, who has been chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, has not played since Wimbledon last year due to some ongoing injury problems.
Her last win came during the 2021 French Open against compatriot Danielle Collins, before being knocked out by Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina in the round of 16.
Williams has not won a title since the ASB Classic 2020 and as such, has suffered a huge drop down the world rankings.
The former world number one is currently 245th, but the queen of the court herself has admitted that since becoming a mother, her main focus is no longer on securing a 24th Grand Slam title.
That doesn’t mean she has thrown in the towel just yet though. Williams recently confirmed she has been preparing for Wimbledon, one of her favoured tournaments, and could even be set to compete in the US Open as well.
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