Serena Williams husband: How tennis ace made Alexis Ohanian 'recognise his privilege'

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Serena Williams is well known for her successful sporting career which saw her become the world No. 1 in women’s singles eight times between 2002 to 2017. Today she will feature in the BBC highlights Wimbledon: The Greatest Championships which looks back on the sporting achievements within the current open era.

Off the court, Serena is married to entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian.

While appearing on CBS This Morning, last month Serena’s husband Alexis Ohanian spoke about how Serena has helped him recognise his privilege.

Alexis said: “There are things that I do that my wife checks me on that I am doing with the best of intentions, but still, require me to feel that pain and then dig deeper.

“I default expect to be heard because all of my life when I bring something up, I’m generally in a position where someone’s going to hear me, take my side, and hear what I have to say.

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“It always was something that I could see in some relationships — my light would be dimmer.

“Now I feel like I can shine really bright and still do everything that I want to do.”

Wimbledon: The Greatest Championships will air today on BBC One at 2.15pm.



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