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Serena Williams Reveals Why Dad Didn’t Walk Her Down The Aisle

Serena Williams was cool, calm and collected on her wedding day despite a last-minute switch-up. The tennis pro, 36, revealed on the Wednesday, May 16, episode of her HBO docuseries, Being Serena, that her father, Richard Williams, pulled out of walking her down the aisle via text message an hour before she married Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans in November. “He was in New Orleans, he had a suit, and I know he was really excited,” she explained. “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’m not myself anymore. I’m just too nervous.’”