Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’ on Instagram
Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian have been keeping busy recently. The tennis star showed off new looks in a new Instagram photo that featured her tennis shirt (the same color as her dress in Wednesday’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue).
On a photo of the pair relaxing at Ohanian’s beach house in Maui, Williams told Ohanian that she hadn’t been able to get back to working out since her husband’s death. She called him “the most amazing husband and father there is,” and said, “I can’t even tell you what I mean, because it seems ridiculous to share such a difficult moment with someone.”
“I’m still dealing with it. I haven’t been able to do my routine, because I am in shock and because I feel like I owe him so much. I owe my life to him and I owe everything to my father. I owe everything to him. I think I owe him life too. I’ve lost my father. I owe him my father’s life,” she told Ohanian while sitting on a blanket. “What I meant to say is, my entire life, he’s been there for me.”
Williams went on to joke that Ohanian, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2014, “started a really cool trend” on Instagram over the past few months because he posted photos of himself walking and running with the hashtag #iamtough.
“I’m not even joking. He started #iamtough yesterday,” Williams told Ohanian. “You know, every one of us was like, ‘Oh my God he’s tough. He’s tough. He’s tough.’ And then we found out that he’s kind of tough, right? I mean, the whole time he was like, ‘I’m tough.’