Topics surrounding Serena Williams in the tennis world never die out despite her walking away from the sport for good in 2022.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion was just a step away from clinching another title and surpassing Margaret Court’s record 24th title when she decided to step off professional tennis owing to her ‘evolving away’ from tennis.
Nevertheless, Williams’ life has been quite happening since she departed from the WTA Tour. The 41-year-old often presents herself in interviews, notably one where she spilled the beans about the initial moments she experienced with her now husband.
Williams first met her husband Alexis Ohanian in May 2015 in a Romanian hotel. Things did not go as smoothly as one would expect, instead, Serena and her team tried their level best to blow off Alexis so they could eliminate the presence of a stranger.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Serena opened up about how she had developed an initial impression of Alexis being interested in one of her friends but that turned out to be a bogus theory after the pair spent an entire day combing through the streets of Paris and eventually falling in love.
Their love story ultimately turned out to be one of the most adorable things that ever happened to them and spiked Serena’s affection more towards him when Alexis proposed to her in the sweetest way possible.
How did Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian get married?
After dating for nearly two years, Serena Williams felt obvious to the fact that she was in love with her now husband Alexis Ohanian.
Alexis’ proposal plan for the ‘King of WTA’ Williams was a tactical plan that took several months in the making, not to mention took immense assistance from her colleagues to ensure its success.
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On December 10th, 2016, Alexis decided that he would ask Serena to marry her in the same hotel they crossed paths with each other for the first time.
After instructing the hotel management to decorate the restaurant with flowers, Ohanian told Serena about the first time they met and seated at that table together. After expressing his gratitude and love for her, Alexis got down on one knee and proposed.