Serena Williams Rocks Leggings To Teach Daughter Tennis Tricks


Rebecca Cukier

Serena Williams is teaching 3-year-old daughter Olympia Ohanian Jr. a few tricks on the court with a little "cupcake" twist and rocking leggings for the mommy-and-me workout. Earlier today, the tennis pro updated her Instagram with multiple videos showing her adorable little girl, admitting that the training might be a bit much for a 3-year-old, but it was impressive stuff as Olympia actually followed instructions, did a warm-up cardio drill, and was tempted by: "Want to play a fun game?" Check it out below.

Cupcake Trick


Scroll for the video. It showed the former World no. 1 on a court and with Olympia - both mom and daughter were equipped with racquets as Serena pulled a few tricks to get her 3-year-old interested. Serena suggested imagining that the tennis balls are snacks including crackers or cupcakes, even specifying a strawberry flavor for the baked treat.

"Head, shoulders, knees, and toes" was part of the warm-up, one seeing Serena flaunt her muscle machine of a body in tight dark leggings and a workout top.

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Little Olympia wore a colorful patterned dress and sneakers, with Serena heard saying: "So how many crackers do you want?" This kid wanted five as she was trained to "hit a forehand here," and there was plenty of sprinting as Serena encouraged her daughter to "run, run, run, run, RUN!"

"Part 1: Into the thick of it! Warm up," Serena had captioned the first video, one clocking over 300,000 likes in an hour and even getting a like from supermodel Naomi Campbell. More after it.

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Serena, 39, is a mom to Olympia with 2017-married husband and Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. "I am ready. Tennis dad mode activated," he replied to the first video, one followed by more training as Serena delivered "part 2." The star's Serena clothing brand was also quick to reply: "Name a sweeter moment, we'll wait."

"Legend in the making," one fan replied, with another saying: "She's a natural! Already!!" Part 3, meanwhile, came with dad Alexis writing: "Historic" as trips "from grandpa" were shared. Scroll for more photos.

Getting Raw About Motherhood

Serena made headlines on Instagram for getting real about motherhood and a career last year. A makeup-free photo came with the star saying it isn't "easy."

"I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I’m proud to be this baby’s mama," Williams added.

Serena has since admitted that she "side-eyed" Olympia for coughing during the first wave of the pandemic.