Serena Williams' Daughter Pays Homage to Mom's Career By Sporting This Iconic Look to US Open

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Olympia rocked one of her mom's past looks for Williams' last tournament.

Serena Williams' daughter looked even more like her mini-me on the first day of the 2022 US Open thanks to her honorary style choice.

Olympia, whose full name is Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., attended day one of the tennis tournament with her father, Alexis Ohanian, and other family to watch her mother play.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. and Alexis Ohanian, daughter and husband of Serena Williams of the United States, are seen prior to Serena's match against Danka Kovinic of Montenegro during the Women's Singles First Round on Day One of the 2022 US Open.<p>Al Bello/Getty Images</p>
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. and Alexis Ohanian, daughter and husband of Serena Williams of the United States, are seen prior to Serena's match against Danka Kovinic of Montenegro during the Women's Singles First Round on Day One of the 2022 US Open.

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While there, she got extra attention for her hairstyle.

In honor of Williams' last US Open tournament, Olympia sported the same beaded braids that Williams and her sister, Venus Williams, wore to their first US Open tournament in 1997.

The two continued to sport this look, and various variations of it, over the years while playing (and winning) many tournaments.

Along with the throwback braids, Olympia wore the same outfit as her mother for the first day of the tournament: a black sparkly Nike one-piece dress with shorts underneath and sneakers to match.

JUPITER BEACH, FL - SEPTEMBER 27: Venus Williams, champion tennis player, at age 17, made a most unexpected debut at the U.S. Open by reaching the finals on <a href="https://parade.com/living/september-holidays-observances" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:September" class="link ">September</a> 27, 1997.<p>Joe McNally/Getty Images</p>
JUPITER BEACH, FL - SEPTEMBER 27: Venus Williams, champion tennis player, at age 17, made a most unexpected debut at the U.S. Open by reaching the finals on September 27, 1997.

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Venus Williams(L) and her sister Serena Williams share a light moment during a Women's Doubles match against Miho Saeki and Yuka Yoshida on Thursday September 2, 1999 at the 1999 US Open in New York. The Williams sisters won their match 6-2, 6-3.<p>Bernie Nunez</p>
Venus Williams(L) and her sister Serena Williams share a light moment during a Women's Doubles match against Miho Saeki and Yuka Yoshida on Thursday September 2, 1999 at the 1999 US Open in New York. The Williams sisters won their match 6-2, 6-3.

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Williams entered the US Open in 1997 playing in the Doubles Tournament with her sister. At the time, she was 15 years old, while her sister was 17.

Williams would go on to win her first US Open two years later in 1999, at only 17 years old.

Both Williams and her older sister challenged the status quo with their hairstyles and total dominance of the professional tennis sphere.

Speaking with Allure in 2019, Williams said, "Venus and I started out being successful, continued to be successful, and we were also unapologetically ourselves. We were not afraid to wear braids. We weren’t afraid to be black in tennis. And that was different.”

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Serena Williams of USA with her husband Alexis Ohanian holding their daughter Olympia Ohanian Jr, her sister Isha Price during the ceremony honoring her career following her first round win on day 1 of the US Open 2022.<p>Jean Catuffe/Getty Images</p>
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Serena Williams of USA with her husband Alexis Ohanian holding their daughter Olympia Ohanian Jr, her sister Isha Price during the ceremony honoring her career following her first round win on day 1 of the US Open 2022.

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Now, Williams is instilling that same pride and confidence in her daughter. She told Allure, "I think my mom instilled in us to be confident women, to really believe in ourselves, be proud of our heritage, our hair, and our bodies. That was something that was really important for her to teach us. I’m definitely teaching it to my daughter."

The 2022 US Open will be Williams' final tournament before she retires from tennis. After she won the first match against Danka Kovinić, the tennis icon was honored with a tribute to celebrate her monumental career.

Another major tennis star, Billie Jean King, spoke about Williams' impact, saying, "You are fearless...You’ve touched our hearts and minds to be our authentic self, to use our voices, to dream big. Thank you for your leadership, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, especially for women and women of color."

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