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Serena Williams Just Showed Off Her Daughter's Wicked Backhand—And, Uh Oh, She's A Natural

Serena Williams Just Showed Off Her Daughter's Wicked Backhand—And, Uh Oh, She's A Natural
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Serena Williams has been called the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport, but if a video she recently posted is any indication, she may just have some competition in a few years—from her own daughter.

Williams, who is ranked the #2 female tennis player of all time, posted a clip to her four-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.'s Instagram page showing off the youngster during one of her tennis lessons.

And the only thing to be said is look out, 'cuz this kid's backhand is already a force to be reckoned with.

As Williams captioned the clip, "Practice makes progress," and little Olympia seems fully up to the challenge.

See the clip below.

There are whole adults who don't even have a backhand that good!

It seems tennis prowess might be genetic in this family.

Even Williams' sister Venus Williams—herself regarded as one of the greatest female tennis players in history, tied for 12th in the all-time women's singles rankings—couldn't help but see a family resemblance in the video.


She commented "It's Oracene all over again!" in reference to the sisters' mother, Oracene Price, who was their tennis coach when they were kids.

So how did Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, end up with such a tennis pro at such an early age?

As Williams recently told People, like so many things nowadays it all came down to the pandemic.

She quipped:

"Honestly, we started because it's a socially safe sport, and when COVID happened, it was like, we're just in the house with a 3-year-old, what do we do? There was only one answer, to my dismay."

On Instagram, people were definitely impressed with little Olympia's athletic prowess.











Little Olympia's talents don't stop just at tennis, either.

She's a little prodigy off the court too, especially when it comes to piano. Williams recently told Jimmy Kimmel Olympia is a full-on "baby Mozart."

What can't this kid do?