Serena Williams' husband Alexis: I know how much she's toiled as a black woman

Updated: 06 August, 2020 09:13 IST | A correspondent | Mumbai

US tennis ace Serena's husband hopes daughter Olympia does not have to face issues like black people do now

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia

American tennis great Serena Williams's husband Alexis Ohanian, 37, is hopeful that the world will be a better place when their daughter Olympia, two, turns 18.

Serena, 38, who has faced racist comments for being a black athlete, has always supported the Black Lives Matter movement. And after Alexis, the co-founder of Reddit, got married to Serena in 2017, he has joined the cause too. "I've had a front row seat to exactly [know] how different it is and how much she's [Serena] toiled not only as a woman, but as a Black woman. Olympia is not going to question everything Serena has done to make this world better for Olympia. I want to sit at that dinner table when Olympia's a little older and feel like I've done my part, too," Alexis told CNN recently.


Commenting on Olympia's career choices, Alexis said he would support her in whatever she chooses to pursue be it being a CEO and a startup founder or a professional athlete like her mother.

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First Published: 06 August, 2020 08:01 IST

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