Serena Williams looks incredible in a colourful swimsuit in the South Of France

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She travelled to France to compete in the French Open tennis tournament but was beaten in the fourth round.

And Serena Williams ensured to make the most of her trip to Europe as she enjoyed some downtime with her family while staying at a luxury hotel in the South Of France on Saturday.

The athlete, 39, looked incredible in a colourful swimsuit which boasted panels of bright yellow and pink and was seen cosying up to her husband Alexis Ohanian, 38, in between jumping into the cool water.

Serena appeared to be in great spirits while making the most of the sunshine, with the star beaming smiles and laughing as she chatted to her beau. 

After looking at the refreshing water for a few moments, Serena and Alexis took it in turns to launch from the stone side and diving board into the sea.

They both seemed to be having a fabulous time larking around, with Serena also using a small metal ladder to get into the water. 

Serena donned a striking one-piece for the outing which featured a small strap around her neck and accessorised with a small gold necklace.

Happy couple: The athlete, 39, was also seen cosying up to her husband Alexis Ohanian, 38

Careful consideration: They eyed up the water before deciding to jump back in

Happy couple: The athlete, 39, was also seen cosying up to her husband Alexis Ohanian, 38, (left) to take a snap in between jumping into the cool water (right), with the duo eyeing up the water before launching off the side and a diving board

Alexis also caught the eye in a pair of brightly patterned swimming trunks, with the Reddit founder leaving his long brunette locks down for the dip in the water. 

Serena and her husband, who share three-year-old daughter Olympia, travelled to France so she could compete in the French Open tennis tournament.

But her hopes of victory were dashed last week when she was beaten in the fourth round 6-3, 7-5 by Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina, 18 years her junior and one of the many talented players from the former Soviet Union who have flooded the tour over her long career. 

The eighth seed tried to rouse herself in the second set, but there almost seemed to be an acceptance of her fate at a tournament she did not have high expectations of winning. 

Going for it: Serena perched on the end of the blue diving board and put out her arms for some balance before jumping off

Going for it: Serena perched on the end of the blue diving board and put out her arms for some balance before jumping off

Making a splash: The athlete closed her eyes and threw out her hands as she landed in the water from the ladder

Making a splash: The athlete closed her eyes and threw out her hands as she landed in the water from the ladder

Quality time: Alexis donned a pair of brightly coloured swimming shorts while Serena opted for a striking one-piece

Quality time: Alexis donned a pair of brightly coloured swimming shorts while Serena opted for a striking one-piece

Athlete: Serena travelled to France to compete in the French Open, which saw her knocked out in the fourth round against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina (pictured during the match on Sunday June 6)

Athlete: Serena travelled to France to compete in the French Open, which saw her knocked out in the fourth round against Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina (pictured during the match on Sunday June 6)

‘I’m in a much better place than when I got here,’ she said. ‘I was just literally trying to win a match, because it had been a really difficult season for me on the clay, that’s where I was.

‘I think I would have just played harder and played better today. I hate regretting, but I definitely would have just tried to do that.’  

Serena played down talk that this may have been her last match at Roland Garros, but admitted she was looking forward to the coming weeks.

‘I’m kind of excited to switch surfaces, historically I have played well on grass. There is literally a point here or there, that could change the whole course of the match. I’m not winning those points.’ 

Brave: The Reddit founder also leapt from the blue diving board into the water, seeming to have no fear about the drop

Daredevil! He threw up his arms and bent his knees for the jump

Brave: The Reddit founder also leapt from the blue diving board into the water, seeming to have no fear about the drop 

Smile! Alexis seemed to flash a grin at someone standing on the side as he made the speedy descent into the water

Smile! Alexis seemed to flash a grin at someone standing on the side as he made the speedy descent into the water

Heading in: After larking around for some time, the married couple turned around and headed back up the stone staircase

What fun: Alexis followed his wife up the stairs, with his brunette locks dripping with water

Heading in: After larking around for some time, the married couple turned around and headed back up the stone staircase

Making memories: The parents, who share three-year-old daughter Olympia, took in their stunning surroundings

One for the photo album: The tennis pro snapped a quick picture before going up the stairs

Making memories: The parents, who share three-year-old daughter Olympia, took in their stunning surroundings with the tennis pro snapping a quick picture before going up the stairs

Brace for it! The star put on an animated display as she hit the sea and threw up her hands, suggesting it was a little colder than she expected

Brace for it! The star put on an animated display as she hit the sea and threw up her hands, suggesting it was a little colder than she expected

Serena and the Reddit cofounder were married in New Orleans November 2017, just a month after they welcomed their first child- daughter Olympia. 

In October of last year Serena, who recently mini replica of her iconic Australian Open outfit for Olympia, revealed on Insta Stories that her little girl was following in her footsteps by signing up for tennis lessons. 

However she was to be instructed by neither her mother nor by her aunt Venus who is also a tennis star, according to Serena’s posts at the time.

In fact Serena shared that the teacher they have chosen at that point had ‘no idea’ that her new pupil is the daughter of a world-famous athlete.

She also said she would leave the lessons immediately after dropping Olympia off so as not to be an ‘overprotective’ or ‘distracting’ influence. 

Bit cold? Serena seemed shocked by the temperature during one dip

Bit cold? Serena seemed shocked by the temperature during one dip

Relaxing time: American tennis star Serena is in Europe with her family after competing in the French Open, however she was beaten in the fourth round

Relaxing time: American tennis star Serena is in Europe with her family after competing in the French Open, however she was beaten in the fourth round

Coming in? Nobody else seemed too keen to follow her down the steps and into the chilly water

Coming in? Nobody else seemed too keen to follow her down the steps and into the chilly water

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