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Serena Williams' 5-Month-Old Daughter Alexis Olympia Cheers On Her Mom at Fed Cup

Serena Williams had a very special guest cheering her on at the Fed Cup on Saturday: 5-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia.

The 36-year-old tennis champ shared a video from the tennis court to her Instagram Stories, showing husband Alexis Ohanian holding their adorable child from their courtside seats.

Alexis appeared happy at the match, wearing a pink and white headband with an oversized pink flower.

It was a special occasion for Williams, as she was making her competitive return to tennis at the Fed Cup after giving birth to Alexis in September.

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In January, Williams was supposed to return to the Australian Open —which she won last year when she was about eight weeks pregnant— but withdrew from the competition in September after playing (and losing) her first post-maternity match.

“After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I’m not where I personally want to be,” Williams wrote on Snapchat, referencing her Dec. 30 defeat. “My coach and team always said ‘Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.’ With that being said I am disappointed to say I’ve decided not to compete in The Australian Open this year.

“However, the memory of last year’s Open is one that I will carry with me and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again. I appreciate the support and understanding of my fans and everyone at the Australian Open,” she concluded.

Williams’ friend Caroline Wozniacki went on to win won the Australian Open and became the new world No. 1.

The Fed Cup will have Williams playing in the first-round matches against the Netherlands in Asheville, North Carolina, on Saturday and Sunday.

And helping her defend the country’s Fed Cup championship is her sister Venus Williams. It will be the first time in two years that either Williams sister has been on the team.

RELATED VIDEO: Serena Williams’ Daughter Adorably Passes Out in Her Father Alexis Ohanian’s Arms

Meanwhile, last week, Alexis Olympia got a tennis racquet of her very own — Williams sharing a shot of her daughter holding a tiny Wilson tennis racquet (The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s roster of sponsors includes Wilson Sporting Goods Co.).

“Olympia Ohanian, at match point, championship point, even without her shoes she’s hard to beat. Serving now For her 12th Wimbledon title. 3 more than her mum Serena. @wilsontennis @olympiaohanian,” the mother of one captioned the picture of her infant, predicting the tot’s tennis future.

The photo also marks Alexis Olympia’s first tennis-themed photo on social media since her Sept. 1 birth.

Prince Harry Cheers in the Stands at Rugby — Minus Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is enjoying a rugby-filled Saturday — on his own.

The royal groom-to-be kicked things off by attending the women’s match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stoop in London. Next, he is scheduled to watch the men’s first team play in the corresponding match at Twickenham Stadium.

Fiancée Meghan Markle did not join him, but she will be by his side on Tuesday when the couple visits the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

RELATED VIDEO: Meghan Markle Sparkles at Her First Awards Ceremony with Husband-to-Be Prince Harry

Harry, 33, begun at the Stoop, where England’s Red Roses team plays, as they took on their Welsh counterparts. It is the team’s first home game of the Women’s Six Nations competition and follows their victory over Italy.

As patron of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), which manages the game in England, Harry will meet officials from the organization and some England players before the match.

Some 80,000 spectators are expected at the men’s game at Twickenham Stadium. There’s always great rivalry between the two nations – and that’s likely to be mirrored in Harry’s family too. His brother Prince William, 35, is the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, and will no doubt be backing that team against the England squad that has Harry’s support.

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…

Late Night Snark: Sports and Suchlike Edition

“The New England Patriots were beaten by the Philadelphia Eagles 41-33. Eagles fans started fires and punched police horses. Then they sat down to watch the Super Bowl.”
—Conan O’Brien

“Honestly, I would go. I would go, and show up with moving boxes and a U-Haul.”

—Wanda Sykes, on whether she would visit the White House if she was a Philadelphia Eagle, on Late Show

A classic from two years ago.

“Doritos is reportedly looking into launching a so-called lady-friendly chip that doesn’t crunch as loudly. Because there’s no more appropriate snack for the #MeToo era than a chip that tells women to be quiet.”

—Seth Meyers

“In South Korea, the Winter Olympics start[ed] Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence will be there for opening ceremonies but is leaving after that so he doesn’t have to see the biathlon. He believes that athlons should be between one man and one woman.”
—Jimmy Kimmel

“So, to recap: the FBI is criminalizing being black and angry, chilling free speech, and ignoring reasonable requests for information from black congresswomen. Hey, [Fox News and Devin Nunes]! Tell me again how the FBI is an organization of left-wing Hillary Clinton-loving hippies. Cuz it sounds to me like they fit right in to the Trump administration.”

—Samantha Bee (Full segment here)

“Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is being called out of touch and is facing some backlash after bragging about the Republican tax plan. He tweeted about a Pennsylvania high school secretary saying she was pleasantly surprised when her pay went up $1.50 a week. I guess Trump promised real change. And the Republicans delivered in the form of five quarters, two dimes, and a nickel.”
—James Corden

Preemptively: thank you, Olympics, for saving our sanity for at least the next two weeks.

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Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

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From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…

Morning Munchies

Ellen takes a bite out of—I can’t believe I’m writing these words—Lady Doritos:

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“I must’ve missed that march. ‘What do we want?’ ‘Quiet chips!’ ‘When do we want it?’ ‘Now!’ […]

They’re also saying that the female version is not going to leave as much Dorito dust on your fingers, and that it’ll be able to fit into a purse. Hallelujah! This is what our grandmothers and our mothers marched for. This is what the pink hats are all about. […]

I think we’re going after the wrong issue. Women weren’t wronged by Doritos, they were wronged by a giant orange Cheeto.”

She just turned 60. Unreal.

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