Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

How Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams, stole the spotlight at Mubadala

The one-year-old clapped for every point - whether it was from her mum or her aunt

All eyes may have been on Venus and Serena Williams at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship but for one match, Olympia Ohanian stole the spotlight.

In an Instagram video posted by her father, Alexis Ohanian, the one-year-old is seen sitting on his lap, watching the ball go back and forth and clapping for every point. As pointed out by Ohanian, she was a good sport and would clap whether the point had been won by her mum Serena or her aunt Venus.

Venus won the match 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in just less than an hour and a half, but it seems that Olympia was the real winner on the day.

Afterwards, Serena commented about how seeing her was the her highlight of the match for her.

"That’s a classy baby you know, she applauds both mommy and my opponent, who happened to be her auntie. That was the highlight, seeing her clap, it was so cute," she said.

Venus said: "She was so cute in the stands, such a little person, she was so good, it was so cute. I tried not to get distracted. It was really hard.”

Who knows, maybe there's another future star tennis player in the making.


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Updated: December 29, 2018 04:20 PM