Serena Williams reveals the real reason behind her comeback

Jose Verdugo
May 18, 2018

'He was in New Orleans, he had a suit, and I know he was really excited, ' said the former world No.1 following the news that Meghan's dad Thomas can't give her away because of a heart op. "I'm not going to be upset with you about it, so I don't want you to be upset about it". 'But then he wrote me and said, "Serena, I don't want you to be mad at me, but I just can't walk you down the aisle".

I want Olympia to see that her mom is pretty good at what she did.' She also described her wedding day as one of the best days in life, 'one of the best days of my entire life, nowhere near a tennis court - getting married to an incredible, handsome, slightly nerdy, but brilliant man, and doing it with some company', she said referring to her daughter Olympia.

She also recalled the Fed Cup tie played in February, which marked her return to tennis in doubles: 'Am I back where I want to be?', she said remembering her feelings that day. I don't think a lot of them could have anyway.

The stunning turn of events bears similarities to the dramas being experienced by Meghan Markle, who is close friends with Serena.

We're not sure if the medical incident or the news that he recently filed for divorce from Lakeisha Williams contributed to his decision not to walk his daughter down the aisle.

The tennis ace married entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of message board empire Reddit, in a lavish Beauty and the Beast-themed ceremony in New Orleans in November previous year. "His health is better now, but I know he still doesn't feel like himself, doesn't feel like he's flawless", she explained.

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Serena and Venus Williams' father suffered a stroke in July 2016, right before both of their victories at Wimbledon.

And tennis champion Serena, who married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November, confessed that her father and coach Richard Williams decided one hour before the vows that he wasn't going to walk by her side.

Coincidentally, the episode "aired during a very public debate over whether Meghan Markle's estranged father would attend her wedding to Prince Harry", says HuffPost.

'Our family knows what we have.

She continued: 'We just want each other to be happy.

It's widely tipped her mother, Doria Ragland, will walk the royal bride down the aisle.

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