Ohanian: I am far from perfect but I try to get behind Serena Williams


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Ohanian: I am far from perfect but I try to get behind Serena Williams

In a column for Glamour Living, Alexis Ohanian commented on his life with his wife Serena Williams and their daughter Olympia. Ohanian regularly travels around the world with his two girls and they are loving it. Serena is back at a high level reaching two Major finals last year.

"Since I came back from leave, I’m less “full-time dad” and more what I like to call “business dad”. When Serena has an intense day of training or a photo shoot, I’ll spend the day with Olympia," wrote Ohanian.

"I'm fortunate to be my own boss, which comes with the freedoms of doing things like bringing my daughter into the office, or working remotely from virtually anywhere Serena competes." Ohanian feels happy with his life, and he has a lot of admiration for the 23-time Grand Slam champion: "I know I’ve been successful in my career, but I’m not the one racking up the trophies.

It helps that my wife and I both know what it takes to be successful and bring that mutual understanding, drive, and relentlessness to the table. But at the end of the day, sometimes her career really does have to come first.

I try to be the most supportive partner I can be and to have conversations with her about her career goals and what she can do to reach them. Most of my talks with Serena about her career have come from a place of “What do you want to be doing?” or “Where do you want to be?” and that’s not only in sport but in life.

She does the same with me. I’m far from perfect, but I try to get behind her and let her know I’m there for her and our daughter, no matter what."