“50 years ago today my father saw the Rolling Stones for the first time, here we watch them in Hyde Park”

American tennis icon Serena Williams and her tech entrepreneur husband Alexis Ohanian attended a Rolling Stones concert in London on Sunday.

The couple shared some photos from the big event on social media, with Ohanian revealing how her father attended a gig with the same band five decades ago.

“50 years ago to the day my dad first saw @therollingstones at RFK (Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium). Here we are watching them in Hyde Park. Wow,” Ohanian wrote.

Alexis Ohanian posted on his Instagram stories
Alexis Ohanian posted on his Instagram stories

The Rolling Stones, an English rock band, celebrate their 60th anniversary and are one of the most popular bands in the world.

Tennis fans were hoping to see Serena Williams join the celebrations on center court at Wimbledon on Sunday, where most of the champions gathered. Center Court, which opened in 1922, celebrated its 100th anniversary and ahead of scheduled matches, the All England Club held a ceremony to celebrate the occasion.

Champions who graced the occasion were John McEnroe, Sue Barker, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Goran Ivanisevic, Martina Hingis, Pat Cash, Venus Williams, Bjorn Borg, Stefan Edberg, Billie Jean King, John Newcombe, Jan Kodes, Lleyton Hewitt, Ann Jones, Margaret Court, Conchita Martinez, Chris Evert, Rod Laver, Stan Smith, Angela Mortimer, Angelique Kerber, Petra Kvitova, Marion Bartoli and Simona Halep.

Serena Williams hints at the US Open

Serena Williams after her first round loss at Wimbledon
Serena Williams after her first round loss at Wimbledon

Serena Williams’ long-awaited return to the top level was halted by France’s Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon as the American lost 7-5, 1-6, 7-6(7) in three hours and 10 minutes. It was Williams’ first singles match in 52 weeks, her last being the first round of Wimbledon 2021, where she retired mid-match after injuring her leg.

Speaking at a press conference after the match, the 23-time Grand Slam champion said there was “a lot of motivation” to play at the US Open since that’s where she won his first major title in 1999.

“Maybe tomorrow I could have given more. Maybe a week ago I could have given more. But today is what I could have done. At some point, you have to be able to be okay with that. I mean, when you’re at home, especially in New York, and at the US Open, that’s the first place I won a Grand Slam in 1999 it’s always something super special. There’s really a lot of motivation to improve and play at home,” said Williams. .


Edited by Nihal Taraporvala

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