Serena Williams
Serena Williams wants to teach Alexis Olympia the value in sports at a young age. Pictured: Williams poses with the Daphne Akhurst Trophy after winning the Women’s Singles Final against Venus Williams of the United States on day 13 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 28, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Getty Images/Scott Barbour

Serena Williams recently taught her 11-week-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, the value in playing sports.

The over one-minute commercial opens with a baby lying on her crib before Williams picks her up and cradles her on her shoulder. Williams tells the infant that she wouldn’t mind if her daughter shows no interest in playing tennis. But she begs the little one to never stop playing in life.

Williams went on to share to the baby some of the things she’s learned through playing sports. “Just like it taught me, sports will teach you to be strong. You’ll discover the power and grace of your body. You’ll learn to move and you’ll learn the way to move others,” she said.

The commercial ends with a line from Gatorade that says, “The lessons learned in sports will help you win beyond the field.” A spokesperson for Gatorade told AdAge that Williams was supposed to star in the commercial with Alexis Olympia herself. However, the infant was feeling a bit under the weather during the filming.

“While Serena intended to have Olympia make her screen debut as part of this film, her daughter was under the weather and unable to be on set, but the sentiment remains the same,” the spokesperson said.

Williams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their daughter back in September. One week before their Nov. 16 wedding, Williams revealed that Ohanian has been spoiling their little one with toys and clothes. On her Twitter account, the athlete said that she will already lose it if Ohanian comes home with another piece of clothing for Alexis Olympia.

The doting dad replied to Williams’ tweet and said that books don’t count so he will get those for his child.

Williams and Ohanian’s wedding was held at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleands. According to, the couple’s wedding was held on Nov. 16 as Williams and Ohanian’s way of honoring his late mother on her birthday.