Serena and Venus Williams appeared to be in good spirits as they walked hand-in-hand at the Miami Grand Prix. The tennis superstars looked effortlessly chic in stunning summer dresses as they stepped out at the Miami International Autodrome on Sunday.Serena, 40, showed off her sensational physique in a vibrant red halter-neck gown adorned with floral patterns. She let her outfit do all the talking as she simply accessorised her look with a dainty gold necklace and carried a black handbag.
The 23-time Grand Slam winner shielded her eyes from the sunshine with an oversized pair of silver sunglasses and styled her golden locks in a blunt bob.She accentuated her striking features with a bold slick of mascara and styled her chocolate tresses in a straight fashion.Serena was also seen laughing and joking with Spice Girl Geri Horner, 49, who captured attention in a white ensemble.
It comes after Serena opened up about how she’s guiding her four-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. to play tennis. Appearing on the Ellen Show earlier this month, Serena insisted that she is not pushing her daughter into the sport due to her young age.‘I love her so much,’ the tennis icon said of her child – who she shares with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 39 – after which she was asked by Ellen DeGeneres how Olympia is at tennis.
Serena said that Olympia has shown potential in the sport but will need more work in honing her skills ‘if she wants to play tennis’.
She continued: ‘But I don’t push her, I don’t push her because she’s four… she’s alright, I’ve seen four-year-olds that might take her out [on the court].’
Serena said Olympia’s main ‘ambition is playing princess games, she loves princess games and the more we can play anything with princesses, that’s her whole life’.
The mother-of-one revealed she recently hired a tennis coach for Olympia as she said she doesn’t have the patience to teach the sport herself.‘This is such a funny story, because … I don’t have the patience to teach tennis, it’s so weird but I don’t really like to play with people who don’t know how to play tennis well – so it drives me nuts – so I was like, ‘I can’t I don’t have the patience for this,” she said.
‘So I signed her up for a class, a private teacher, so she came in, I didn’t wanna tell her.’She also credited her father Richard Williams, 80, for his tutelage in making she and her sister Venus, 41, standouts in the sport, saying it makes him ‘so amazing because [she] couldn’t have done that’.
Serena said the film King Richard – for which Will Smith won the Best Actor for playing the Williams patriarch – presented an accurate depiction of the effort and focus it takes to succeed in the sport.‘It takes a lot of work and that’s what I really loved about the movie, is the fact that you know so much about us, just as players and holding up championships and holding up trophies, but there’s so much more that goes into that,’ she said.
‘It’s everyday, it’s hard work and so much dedication from my parents, both my mom and my dad.’She said of King Richard: ‘The film was amazing, it was so cool to see the whole process come together.‘It took a really long time and got shut down for COVID and I was so proud of everyone and how everything came together and yeah, it was a wonderful moment, I think the film will live on for a really long time.’