Fans Can’t Stop Laughing Over This Spelling Bee Practice With Serena Williams and Her Daughter, Olympia

The tennis pro might have a successful career as a teacher.
Serena Williams and Olympia Ohanian.

Serena Williams and Olympia Ohanian.

Serena Williams is not a regular mom, she’s a cool mom. She’s also a 23-time Grand Slam singles winner, and a former World No. 1 ranked tennis player.

But to her little girl, Olympia, whom the 42-year-old shares with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, she’s just mama—and the best, funniest spelling teacher. The pro athlete shared a hilarious video with her 1.6 million TikTok followers as she helped her 6-year-old prepare for a spelling test with simple four- to five-letter words.

The mom of two, who also has a newborn baby girl, Adira, repeated each word twice, sounded it out and used it in a sentence—which really made fans (and us) laugh out loud.

This. This... This right here is my swag,” she said, in reference to “Pretty Boy Swag,” by Soulja Boy.

“Next one is they. They gon’ get it,” the Michigan-born athlete continued. “The next word is shape. She got a good shape. Shape.”

Olympia was heard off screen repeating each word her mom said.

“The next word is from,” the Serena Ventures founder said. “Where you learn how to twerk from? Or, you get that from your mama. From.”

“The next word is wow. Wow, she crazy,” Williams finished.

“Wow... she cray cray,” Olympia chimed.

“Pumping for baby while teaching Olympia how to spell… how do you like my sentences?” Williams candidly captioned her video.

“The fact that you are saying these sentences without laughing is impeccable!!😂😂,” one fan noted.

“You’re a Wonderful Mommy, and those sentences are 🤌🏽🥰,” another wrote.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.