Serena Williams’ husband, Alexis Ohanian, is setting the record straight about his wife’s position among the best athletes out there.
During Williams’ Australian Open match against Simona Halep on February 16, her husband of three years, known for cheering on his wife in the stands, stood in the crowd wearing a white Nike T-shirt that read: “Best Woman Athlete “, with the word” Woman “crossed out. The text of the statement was accompanied by an image of the professional tennis player.
The Reddit co-founder took to Instagram after the game to praise his wife’s big win and gave a little hello to fans, who said they helped choose the jersey for him.
“Go ahead. 👏 Thanks for helping pick my shirt, IG team. If you want yours, ask @nike,” Ohanian wrote.
The jersey, which has since gone viral, has sparked an online debate, comparing recent Super Bowl winner Tom Brady to Williams.
“@Serenawilliams, 39. Wow. We spent weeks talking about the amazing Tom Brady. He deserves it. She is too. Serena is a phenomenon. She made it to the quarterfinals at #AusOpen. We can still see this once. In a talent for life … don’t miss out, “wrote one Twitter user.
“So we’ve settled the debate, right? Tom Brady is awesome, but @serenawilliams is the GOAT,” added another user.
But it’s not up for debate for Ohanian, and if we know anything about this proud husband, we know that he will continue to support, defend and cheer on his wife, on and off the court.
For more information on the tennis superstar, see below.