Serena Williams: "I'm an Honorary Armenian"

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Recently we featured Alexis Ohanian, Sr. and Serena Williams' gorgeous wedding on our blog. We were honored to have met Alexis Ohanian at the Hustle While You Work event hosted by Open Listings, and pleasantly surprised when Alexis answered our questions about his and Serena's wedding in New Orleans. As if talking to Alexis Ohanian (co-founder of Reddit and now founder of Initialized Capital) was not enough, we loved hearing about his love of Armenian food and the fact that Alexis and Serena chose to serve khorovats at their wedding!

Now, just a few months later, we are thrilled to come across a Twitter post by tennis journalist David Avakian with the following quote from Serena herself:

"I'm married to an Armenian, and I have learned that Armenians are incredibly proud. So I'm learning a lot about the culture. My daughter is half Armenian. I'm an honorary Armenian now, so it makes me feel really good. It's a great, great, great feeling. Yeah I love how proud they are. Some things just happened recently over there [Velvet Revolution]. I'm planning on actually going to go visit there. I don't know when, but I think either this year or next year..." 

Serena Williams is currently competing at the French Open. For those who may not be familiar with Serena Williams' tennis career, she is the recipient of 39 Grand Slam titles and often referred to as the "Tennis Queen". Serena's last tournament was in 2017, when she was 2 months pregnant with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr. So getting back on the courts and competing at the French Open is no small feat. 

And it was no surprise that Alexis Ohanian, Sr. was in France attending the French Open and cheering on Serena!


Supermama is back. Second time is even better. Is that Vibranium? #RG18 #catsuit

A post shared by Alexis Ohanian Sr. (@alexisohanian) on May 29, 2018 at 11:18am PDT

So far Serena has made every American proud by winning the first 3 rounds. She is now getting ready to face Sharapova on Monday June 4, 2018.

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian Wedding Kiss

Photo by Mel Barlow & Allan Zepeda
See more photos of Serena & Alexis' wedding on our blog

Serena Williams wed Alexis Ohanian, Sr. last November. We are thrilled to know that Serena considers herself part of the Armenian community and is looking forward to visiting Armenia. We can't wait to see photos of Serena along with Alexis Sr. and Alexis Jr. in Armenia. First Kim and Kanye visit Armenia, and soon Alexis and Serena? We wonder if she'll practice on an Armenian tennis court... 

Serena, we're honored to have you be a part of the Armenian community! And wishing you best of luck at the French Open! 



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