Serena’s Mini-Me Olympia follows in the champ’s footsteps

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Serena Williams's daughter, Olympia, is following in the footsteps of her legendary mom. (Photo:Instagram@Serena Williams)
Serena Williams's daughter, Olympia, is following in the footsteps of her legendary mom. (Photo:Instagram@Serena Williams)

She’s got the makings of a champion! Tennis superstar Serena Williams showed off a pic of her adorable Mini-Me, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr, at tennis practice recently.

In the Instagram post, three-year-old Olympia is seen holding her racket as she keeps her eye on the ball, looking a lot like her mom while rocking a stylish black-and-white tennis outfit and white sneakers.

“Turn, back, reach, head, follow through,” the 39-year-old tennis ace captioned the shot.

Fans were impressed with Olympia's skills, dubbing her the "next champion".

Tennis legend Billie Jean King agreed. She wrote, "Look out, world! Keep going for it!"

In July, the 23-time Grand Slam winner, whose husband is Alexis Ohanian, had a twinning moment on the court with her daughter, in matching purple tennis suits as they practised playing doubles.

"Six pack baby stroooooong ??," proud dad Alexis wrote on Olympia's Instagram account.

Serena said in October last year that Olympia was ready to take tennis lessons – but not from her nor from Serena’s sister and fellow champion, Venus Williams.

"I signed Olympia up for tennis lessons. Don't even start with me because I'm not giving her tennis lessons, I signed her up for some."

She continued, “But the lady has no idea that it's my daughter, so we'll see how that goes.

"I'm not a pushy mom, but I know how I like techniques, I want to make sure she's good at teaching Olympia some techniques."

Since then, the athlete has been giving fans a glimpse of Olympia at practice.

She wrote, "The adventures of Serena and Olympia continue."

Sources: People,Page Six, The Sun UK

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