‘Keep playing my girl’: Newlywed Serena Williams cradles her baby daughter as she makes impassioned plea for her to take up sports in new Gatorade ad

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Serena Williams showed off her adorable baby Alexis Olympia Jr. in a heartwarming new Gatorade ad.

The commercial opened with the tennis star cradling her daughter in what appears to be her nursery, as she delivers a message to her little girl about  sport and how crucial it is to just ‘keep playing’.

In a voiceover, the newly married Williams, who jetted off on her honeymoon with husband Alexis Ohanian and Alexis Olympia Jr. on Saturday, said she didn’t care if her daughter didn’t follow in her footsteps.

‘But I beg you, in this game of life, please keep playing no matter what,’ said the 36-year-old, who gave birth to Alexis Olympia in September.

In a voiceover, Williams implored her daughter to take up sports and, no matter what, to 'keep playing' in the commercial

The 1.42 minute also showed footage of young girls playing a variety of sports, as Williams discussed the importance of finding ‘your sisters in sweat.’

‘Baby girl,’ Williams began the commercial, as she soothed her daughter in the nursery. ‘I won’t mind if you play tennis badly. I won’t mind, if you choose, to never pick up racket.

‘But I beg you, in this game of life, please keep playing no matter what,’ she continued in the voiceover.

‘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 continued, planting a gentle kiss on Alexis Olympia’s head.

The newly married Williams planted a gentle kiss on her daughter's head in the ad

The Olympian, who jetted off on her honeymoon with husband Alexis Ohanian and Alexis Olympia Jr. on Saturday, told her little girl in the clip, that she didn't care if she didn't follow in her footsteps

But the 36-year-old, who gave birth in September, she begged her to 'please keep playing no matter what'
Williams also shared the commercial on Twitter, writing: 'There are so many reasons to quit, but even more to keep playing'Williams also shared the commercial on Twitter, writing: ‘There are so many reasons to quit, but even more to keep playing’

‘Sports will teach you the strength of your allies. Whether your bond is by blood or by ball, whether she shares the color of your skin, or the color of your jersey, you’ll find your sisters in sweat.

‘Sometimes you’ll score goals, sometimes you won’t. But the goals you’ll set you’ll reach together.

‘You’ll find the courage to stand tall, work harder and speak louder on whatever playing field you choose in life.

‘So keep playing my girl. Keep playing.’

Williams also shared the commercial on Twitter, writing: ‘There are so many reasons to quit, but even more to keep playing. Even if you don’t go pro, sports can teach you so much. So keep playing. #sistersinsweat #gatoradepartner @gatorade.’

Williams and Ohanian welcomed daughter Alexis Jr (pictured on the infant's own Instagram account) in September

Williams and Ohanian welcomed daughter Alexis Jr (pictured on the infant’s own Instagram account) in September

Alexis Olympia Jr took a starring role at Williams’ wedding to Ohanian on Thursday as the youngest – and most adorable – bridesmaid at the star-studded  Beauty and the Beast-themed bash, which included the likes of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour.

Williams celebrated becoming a new mom back in September by posting a photo of her daughter resting on her shoulder to Instagram, writing: ‘Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey. Also check out my IG stories.’

She had guessed that she was having a girl in an interview with Vogue that ran in the magazine’s September issue.

Serena celebrated becoming a new mom back in September - just two months before she said 'I do' to her new husband

Serena celebrated becoming a new mom back in September – just two months before she said ‘I do’ to her new husband

The new parents jetted off with their little one for their luxury honeymoon on Sunday

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