Serena in Tears after Billboard Surprise from Hubby (Photos)
Serena Williams was named the sportswoman of the year at the Laureus Sports Award in Monaco and her husband, Alexis Ohanian may have scooped the hubby of the year award after he thought of the sweetest way to welcome the tennis legend back to the court.
When Williams returns to tournament play next month for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, she’ll be greeted by some lovely billboards in Palm Springs on her way to Indian Wells.
Ohanian, the cofounder of Reddit, designed the billboards starring the 23-time grand slam champion and their 5-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia.
The first three billboards each showcase a different photo of the mother-daughter duo and contain a unique word—ultimately reading as “Greatest Momma of All Time”.
The final billboard shows the tennis champion holding her daughter along with the words “Serena Williams G.M.O.A.T. – Alexis Jr + Sr.”
“These just went up on alongside I-10 into Palm Springs,” he captioned the pictures of the advertisements on Tuesday. “@olympiaohanian & I wanted to welcome her back to tennis. Designed them myself, with some help from Jr. #GMOAT.”
And of course Williams was touched by the sweet gesture of her husband, taking to the comments section to say: “Literally am crying. This is so sweet. I love you.”
Ohanian is a Cofounder at Initalized Capital, which invests in AdQuick, an outdoor advertising company, which makes it easier for him to pull stunts like this.
Expect to see Alexis Olympia and her dad cheering Serena courtside when Indian Wells gets underway next month.