Not all fathers enjoyed my fatherhood privileges: Alexis Ohanian Sr.


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Not all fathers enjoyed my fatherhood privileges: Alexis Ohanian Sr.

Serena Williams's husband Alexis Ohanian is aware that he probably enjoys fatherhood entirely differently as compared to other fathers. Ohanian regularly accompanies Serena she travels in the tennis season and in a column for Glamour, he wrote: "My understanding of showing up and being present for my wife was taken to a whole new level when Olympia was born.

I was able to take 16 weeks of paid leave from Reddit, and it was one of the most important decisions I’ve made." Ohanian added: "Many fathers in this country are not afforded the privilege of parental leave.

And even when they are, there is often a stigma that prevents them from doing so. I see taking leave as one of the most fundamental ways to 'show up' for your partner and your family, and I cherished all 16 weeks I was able to take.

"My partners at Initialized are used to seeing Olympia jump on camera — along with her doll Qai Qai — or hearing her babbling on a call. I tell them with pride, 'Olympia’s at work today!" Williams is yet to play a tournament after the Australian Open.

The 23-time Slam champion lost to Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals in three sets. Williams served for the match twice in the third set and even had match points before Pliskova defeated her. The American who recently re-entered the WTA top-10 will make her return to the Tour at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.