Serena Williams' Husband Just Lined the Road with Billboards Featuring Their Daughter
"Designed them myself, with some help from Jr.," Alexis Ohanian wrote on Instagram, sharing a gallery of the billboards dedicated to wife Serena Williams
Baby’s first billboard — er, make that billboards!
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian‘s 5-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia is the new breakout star in Palm Springs, California, where the Initialized Capital co-founder commissioned four billboards to go up in honor of his wife’s competitive return to tennis.
“These just went up on alongside I-10 into Palm Springs,” Ohanian, 34, captioned an Instagram photo gallery of the billboards. “@olympiaohanian & I wanted to welcome her back to tennis. Designed them myself, with some help from Jr. #GMOAT”
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Aside from surprising his wife with the sweet roadside messages ahead of her participation in the BNP Paribas Open, Ohanian has been cheering her on from the sidelines during her return to the sport.
The mother of one was previously scheduled to compete in the Australian Open to defend her title in January but withdrew 12 days before the start of the event. (She lost an exhibition match against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in December.)
“After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I’m not where I personally want to be,” Williams announced on Jan. 4.
“My coach and team always said, ‘Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way,’ ” she added. “With that being said, I am disappointed to say I’ve decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year.”