Serena Williams fancied some Italian for dinner, so her husband flew her to Italy!
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian flew to Italy less than a week after Serena was defeated by Germany’s Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon
Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian caught a last-minute flight to Italy for a short weekend visit to Venice and it seemed as though the whole trip was orchestrated because Serena wanted to eat some good pasta. Ohanian took to Instagram to share a picture of himself alongside Williams enjoying a glass of wine while on a gondola ride. The 35-year-old Reddit co-founder captioned the photograph, "She wanted Italian for dinner, so..." Ohanian also shared a picture of Serena Williams walking on an empty street in the beautiful city and captioned it, "Last night was a blur".
The couple's adorable baby daughter Alexis Olympia was not seen in the pictures, though the tennis star did share a picture of her recently. "319 days since I gave birth to this amazing baby @OlympiaOhanian I’ve spent 319 of those days with her. I’m so fortunate," Serena captioned the picture. During the trip, the mother also revealed that her baby girl had a little fall but got back up with a smile on her face.
"Today I saw Olympia fall… but she got back up. She fell again almost immediately… and almost immediately she got back up again. She always had a smile on her face," Serena wrote alongside an image of her baby girl. "I learned a lot from Olympia today. Thank you, my baby love". While on their road trip abroad, Williams documented a very scenic spot where they had stayed.
Serena posted a clip which zoomed out to show the room's skylight and captioned the clip, "Loving family time in beautiful Italy. What an insane room I stayed in. I got to look at stars from my bed at night! This week has been a dream!" She also tagged the L’Albereta hotel in Erbusco. Ohanian shared one last shot of their vacation announcing their departure and wrote, "Venezia made a great first impression on the family. We’ll certainly be back. But there’s work to be done…"
Their surprise vacation comes only less than a week after Serena was defeated by Germany’s Angelique Kerber while playing in the final round at Wimbledon. Post her loss, Williams gave a very emotional interview in front of the crowd present there which also included her friend Meghan Markle and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton who chose Wimbledon for their first solo outing without their husbands Prince Harry and Prince William.
"It was such an amazing tournament for me. I was really hoping to get this far. It’s obviously disappointing, but I can’t be disappointed. I have so much to look forward to. I’m literally just getting started.To all the moms out there, I was playing for you today and I tried," she emotionally shared. Kerber defeated Williams 6-3, 6-3 getting her first ever Wimbledon win.
Despite being upset and disappointed about her loss, Serena was gracious enough to be happy for her opponent. "She’s an incredible person, Angelique is, and she’s a really good friend, so I’m really happy for her. This is her first title and I know she’s going to really enjoy it and enjoy the moment. So congrats again. It’s amazing," Serena shared.
Ohanian paid tribute to his wife on Instagram and said, "she’ll win many more trophies" and that she "will be holding a trophy again soon," he shared referring to the couple's baby girl. "Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back," Alexis Ohanian wrote of the tennis star's near death experience post an emergency c-section.
"We just wanted her to survive — 10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final. Congratulations, @angie.kerber. @serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soon — she’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her. Our family knows she’ll win many more trophies, too. She’s just getting started. And I couldn’t be more proud," the supportive husband continued.
Training for the Wimbledon was no easy task for Serena who revealed that Alexis Olympia took her first steps while she was away training for Wimbledon. Serena took to Twitter to share, "She took her first steps… I was training and missed it," before adding that she actually "cried" after hearing the news.
Though she may have missed her baby girl's first steps, Alexis Olympia had earlier made a visit to the courts at the 'All England Club' to cheer her mother on to victory. Alongside a picture of the girl sitting on one of the grass courts, the happy and proud parents wrote, "Hummm that looks yummy #wimbledon go Mommy". The couple had their baby girl in the year 2017 in the month of September.
Ahead of the Wimbledon, the new mother also opened up about her choice to stop breastfeeding her daughter after six months. She even said that it was quite a hard decision to make, and she even cried a little before ultimately stopping her breastfeeding schedule. As reported by DailyMail, "That was a different thing. I literally sat Olympia in my arms, I talked to her, we prayed about it. I told her, 'Look, I'm going to stop. Mommy has to do this.' I cried a little bit, not as much as I thought I was". Despite her tears, Williams confessed that her daughter "was fine. She was totally fine."