Sporting world erupts over photo of Serena Williams and daughter

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Serena Williams getting ready to return serve alongside her daughter Olympia.
Serena Williams and her daughter Olympia sent tennis fans into a buzz after this cute photo. (@serenawilliams)

The tennis world has erupted over the ‘cutest’ photo of Serena Williams and her daughter Olympia in matching outfits.

Williams is practising for the US Open, which she is expected to take part in, and like many tennis players has been getting back into some routine.

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But the 23-time Grand Slam champ mixed it up this practice session, sharing the court and the same outfit with daughter Olympia.

Olympia was even captured, in the photos, mimicking her mother’s stance and celebrating in tandem.

Fans went bonkers on social media over the ‘cutest’ photos.

Some even pointed out Olympia had a good chance to win Wimbledon one day if she continues to practice with one of the greatest female tennis players of all-time.

Williams’ US Open advantage

For the first time since 1978 the US Open will use a different court manufacturer - switching from DecoTurf to Laykold.

Tennis players won’t get a chance to play on the new surface for another two months, however Serena has been allowed to have it installed on a brand-new court at her home.

“I can confirm the surface provided by Laykold for the 2020 US Open and Western & Southern Open was shipped to Serena’s house,” said US Open tournament director Stacey Allaster.

“She’s got a new court in her backyard. So she has been training.

“She will be playing (in the tournament) and she’s excited to come back.”

Tennis writer Rene Denfeld was shocked by Allaster’s revelation.

“I am not sure why Allaster was quite so forthcoming about that. Ho hum,” he tweeted.

A number of other writers and pundits were also taken aback.