- Serena Williams is the talk of the Australian Open right now, but she’s probably not the talk of her own home.
- This is because her daughter insists on repeatedly watching two Disney classics, and Williams believes she has watched ‘Frozen’ 3,000 times and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 4,000 times.
- Her husband Alexis Ohanian confirmed this on Twitter, adding that he now knows all of the words to the songs.
- Williams is in Wednesday’s quarter-final and takes on Karolína Plíšková for the right to progress to the final four.
Serena Williams is crushing her opponents at the 2019 Australian Open, but the tournament is probably not even the talk of her own house.
The reason for this appears simple: Her household is Disney-obsessed, and the two Disney movies that get played the most are “Frozen” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
Speaking after her 2-1 victory over the world number one women’s tennis player Simona Halep on Monday, Williams suddenly looked flustered, like she had just remembered something… something that she probably thinks about many times a day.
“I think I’ve seen ‘Frozen’ 3,000 times and then I’ve seen ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 4,000 and it’s just like… I can recite it, I know all the songs, it’s like ‘Oh my gosh,'” she said in a post-match interview, published by the Australian Open’s official Twitter account.
The reason for the frequency of these movies is because her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., wants to watch them and it therefore does not matter how many times Williams has seen them.
“It’s just those two! And I’m like, ‘Olympia, there’s a plethora of movies to choose from, can you choose another one?’ And she’s just like, ‘Da-da-da.'”
The news was confirmed by Williams’ husband, the co-founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital, Alexis Ohanian.
Responding to a poll published by the Australian Open Twitter account asking followers which of the two Disney movies they would rather watch, Ohanian said: “It’s all fun and games until you’ve seen Beauty and the Beast 4,000 times… and the songs are now stuck in your head.”
It's all fun and games until you've seen Beauty and the Beast 4000 times… and the songs are now stuck in your head now… https://t.co/tZfA9qR1bo
— Alexis Ohanian Sr. ???? (@alexisohanian) January 21, 2019
This is not the first time Williams has given personal insight into her home-life when she has been interviewed after matches at the Australian Open.
Last week she confessed that she does not even know where all of her many trophies are, something Ohanian confirmed on Twitter and added that he, by contrast, has a spreadsheet that details everything he owns. He added that one trophy of his wife’s “turned up in a closet.”
Williams is next in action on Wednesday, when she battles Karolína Plíšková for a place in the tournament’s semi-final.
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