Serena Williams used a rat to frighten her husband Alexis Ohanian during the first meeting ever, in Rome! Serena revealed, as reported, as she tried to frighten her husband with a rat during their first meeting ever.
However, the joke did not have a negative effect on their relationship, since Serena and Alexis Ohanian got married and have a daughter! The couple met two years earlier in Rome when both had been in the same hotel, the knights, in Rome.
Williams was there for the Internaizonali BNL d’Italia, Alexis was in the city for the Festival of Media Global Conference. Serena said to Vanity Fair: “This great guy arrives and puts down at the table next to us, and I am like, eh!
All these tables and is sitting here? Serena tried to convince him to move to one of the other empty tables, and she told him that there was a rat on his part. Revealing her excuse, she added: “No, we don’t want to sit there.
We will use that table.” Ohanian replied, “I come from Brooklyn. I always see the rats”, while Serena replied: “Oh, aren’t you afraid of the rats?” Serena then encouraged the founder of Reddit to sit with her. Williams later invited Ohanian to meet her in Paris for the Open of France and went to their first appointment.
Serena left tennis: a super career
Serena Williams left tennis last September, at the US Open, in front of her home crowd. The US star has won 73 WTA singles titles. 23 of these are Grand Slam events, making her the second player ever to have won more Majors in this specialty behind only Margaret Smith Court, with 24.
She completed the virtual Grand Slam, which consists in winning four consecutive Slams not in the same calendar year, twice. She has also won five year-end Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments, as well as 21 Tier I and Tier II titles and a gold medal from the London Olympics in 2012 against Maria Sharapova.
Not only in singles Serena Williams can boast numerous victories, but also in women’s doubles and mixed doubles, where there are 16 other Grand Slam tournaments: 14 won with her older sister Venus and two in mixed doubles, both obtained with Maks Mirny in 1998.
To these successes must be added three other gold medals at the Olympics, all won together with Venus, a Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups. Serena managed to earn 340 million dollars thanks to sponsorship contracts. Forbes last spring placed her in 31st place in the 2022 ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world.
Serena Williams is also on the Forbes ranking of the richest self-made women in the United States. In this case, she ranks ninetieth with an estimated $ 260 million in assets. The only other athlete present is Maria Sharapova, who found herself in 97th place with a fortune of forty million dollars less than her former colleague.