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Olympia Ohanian Schools Her Dad in Soccer, and Serena Williams Jokes, “My Genes”

Emily Turner

Olympia Ohanian is shaping up to be quite the soccer star. The 4-year-old daughter of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian put her skills on display while attending the July 30 match between Los Angeles-based women’s team Angel City FC and Seattle-based OL Reign, the former of which she is a co-owner.

Before kickoff, Olympia offered a glimpse at her footwork while playing on the field, executing a quick step-over move and back-heel pass before scoring a goal on her dad, who dramatically dove to the ground. The crowd at Banc of California Stadium cheered as they watched the father-daughter duo in action. Williams chimed in from afar, sharing a video of Olympia’s moves on Instagram with the cheeky message, “my genes @alexisohanian.”

It sounds like Alexis got pretty rowdy during the game, which Angel City wound up losing 2-3. In an Instagram caption, the Reddit cofounder joked, “We got up 2-0 and I was getting so hyped that @olympiaohanian told me to stop yelling so loud.” He and his daughter also wound up on the jumbotron at one point, with Olympia being introduced to fellow fans as the “youngest owner in pro sports.” After they both made funny faces for the camera, Alexis proudly pointed at Olympia, who bashfully turned away with a smile. Sharing a clip of the moment on Instagram, he wrote, “Becoming a dad made me better. More motivated than ever.”

Olympia isn’t the only famous part-owner of Angel City FC. Other big-name celebrities backing the team include Natalie Portman, Uzo Aduba, Christina Aguilera, Gabrielle Union and daughter Kaavia Wade, and Sophia Bush. High-profile athletes like Mia Hamm, Cobi Jones, Julie Foudy, Candace Parker, and Abby Wambach also invested to help bring the team to the National Women’s Soccer League. Plus, Jennifer Garner is the club’s official “soccer mom” alongside author Glennon Doyle. Talk about a dream team.

The Ohanians’ Angel City FC match outing comes after a jam-packed European vacation that kicked off in London, where Williams competed in the Wimbledon tennis tournament, and continued in Greece, where the family explored Athens together. Check out all the sweet footage of Olympia and her dad supporting their favorite soccer team, and then see what Williams had to say about her daughter’s tennis skills.

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