‘Happy to Change Diapers’ – Alexis Ohanian’s agony as a new dad while Serena Williams struggled to die right after Olympia was born

2017 was a busy year for American tennis star Serena Williams. She married Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, and that same year the couple had their first child, Olympia. Serena shares a strong bond with her five-year-old daughter Olympia.

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But after the birth of her daughter, Serena experienced some challenges that required proper care and attention. It was then that her husband stepped in at this critical moment and put his family ahead of his career. In one of the interviews, Alexis Ohanian shared the problems Serena Williams faced and the mental suffering he endured as a father.

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Alexis Ohanian on Serena Williams fighting for her life against death

early 2018, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian were featured in Vogue magazine. Serena spoke about her married life, motherhood and her comeback. During the conversation, Alexis Ohanian also mentioned the psychological difficulties he had to suffer from as a father and how helpless he felt at a certain point in time. He also highlighted the fact of how Serena has been fighting for her life post pregnancy.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 12: Alexis Olympia, daughter of Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian congratulate Serena Williams after she won her final match against Jessica Pegula of the USA at the ASB Tennis Center on January 12, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

I was happy changing diapers, but on top of everything she was going through, the feeling of being unable to help made it even harder. Consider for a moment that your body is one of the greatest things on this planet and you are trapped in it,” said the 39 year old.

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Serena returned to tennis in Indian Wells in 2018 after taking time off from pregnancy. She maintained her relentless tennis and made it to the finals Wimbledon and the US Open. However, after January 2017, it took her nearly three odd years to win a title.

Serena’s overall performance in her illustrious 25-year career

The US Open 2022 marked the end of the professional career for the 41-year-old US legend. She has accomplished many great things that peers of her generation could not. One such example is her record for most hard court wins at the US Open (100). Also, she is the only female player of her generation to do so.

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In fact, the seven-time Wimbledon champion won 73 singles titles and 23 doubles titles, good for a total of 14 Grand Slam titles. She also competed for the United States and helped bring home four Olympic gold medals.

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