Serena Williams & Husband Alexis Take Daughter Olympia to Disneyland Paris
Serena Williams and her family arrived in Paris last week as the tennis star prepared for the 2019 French Open, and before the games started, Williams made sure to spend a fun time with her husband and daughter in the happiest place on earth.
However, after all the business was done, the couple joined 1-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia to ride on the park’s attractions and enjoy the company of some of the animated characters.
Serena enjoyed a carousel with Olympia on her lap, and Alexis made sure his baby girl had the best view of the park, lifting her “Lion King” style.
Better view up here, Jr. pic.twitter.com/PmR4sjnpPD— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@alexisohanian) May 24, 2019
Olympia also took a pic with Rafiki, the baboon from “The Lion King,” but she looked a bit wary and skeptical about the costumed figure in a post shared to her Instagram account, earning the laughs of her thousands of followers.
“Girl same. Run before he tries to raise you over Pride Rock,” one amused user commented.
And another added, “No ma'am she giving him the side eye...Olympia saying Not today Boo.”
A FAMILY THAT LOVES DISNEY
This is not the first time Olympia visits Disneyland.
Last year after Serena had to withdraw from the French Open for troubles with a pec muscle, she decided to cheer up by visiting the Paris park with then 9-month-old Olympia, her mother, and Ohanian.
Love your life by simple rules. pic.twitter.com/pZ2Bx7U9nb— Alexis Ohanian Sr. 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ (@alexisohanian) May 23, 2019
The family also visited Disneyland in Florida last March with a group of friends. They rode many of the parks rides in Fantasyland, with a Disney VIP guide on hand to show them around.
Olympia sat on her Reddit co-founder father's lap while they took a ride on the Storybook Land Canal Boats, and also enjoyed the Small World boat ride and the Peter Pan one.
MAKING A STATEMENT ON THE COURT
On Monday, Williams made her first appearance at the French Open making a statement in a black-and-white tennis set with a mesh underlay.
The custom piece was designed by Virgil Abloh, the creator of luxury streetwear brand Off-White for Nike, and included a crop top, skirt, and cape-style jacket, the latter printed with the French words for “Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess.”
“It has words in it in French. It talks about me being a mom and me being a queen, as all women are. A champion. It’s positive reinforcement for me and I kind of love that,” Serena told the Tennis Channel.
At the 2018 French Open, Serena made her return to the competition after missing five majors while she was pregnant with Olympia. At the time, Serena wore a black catsuit especially designed to help prevent life-threatening blood clots, a condition which with she dealt after giving birth.
Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the tournament, banned the look. He implemented a stricter dress code, and said players in the future should choose outfits "to respect the game and place."
“[The words on the jacket] are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it,” Williams told AP News after her match on Monday, which she won. “Just remind everyone that they can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it.”