Tennis champion, mother, and official GOAT Serena Williams is back on the tennis circuit after taking time since the birth of her daughter. Serena burst back onto the scene with an iconic commercial with Nike which aired during Sunday's Oscars ceremony.
In the powerful ad to mark the upcoming International Women's Day, Serena speaks about her experiences and being labelled as not a 'typical woman'. Interspersed with highlights from her career, the younger Williams sister proudly tells us that there's no wrong way to be a woman.
Serena Williams says, "I’ve nvr been the right kind of woman.Over-sized and over-confident.Too mean if I don’t smile. Too black for my tennis whites. Too motivated for motherhood. But I’m proving time and time again that there’s no wrong way to be a woman".#Nike#serenawilliams pic.twitter.com/DKXb70D6dR— shibani (@sg_rocks_) March 5, 2018
People loved the inspiring message behind the ad, which Nike named 'Until We All Win'.
~#Serena's never been the right kind of #woman~— Will Montes-Pack 🐿 (@bmpack) March 5, 2018
"over sized" "over confident"
"too mean when not smiling"
"too black for tennis whites"#Serena's PROOF
"There's no wrong way to be a woman"#UntilWeAllWin#badasswomen#athletes
Via @RobGronkowski @Nike#gronknation #SerenaWilliams https://t.co/9IzqsdZKvs
Love this new #Nike ad featuring #SerenaWilliams. There’s no wrong way to be a woman. Esp when you kick *ss in everything you do. We’re finally coming into a time where being authentic is the most powerful thing we can do. #HereWeAre https://t.co/zOe6DKRbDB— Alex Sukhoy, M.B.A. (@creativecadence) March 5, 2018
Serena returned to the court this month, facing off with one-time Wimbeldon winnder Marion Bartoli, who herself had just come back after 5 years out of the game, at the quarter finals of the Tie Break Tens on Monday.
Though falling at the semi-finals, Williams is geared up to battle at the Indian Wells Masters later on this month, and is set to once again take the tennis world by storm.
Her coach Patrick Mouratoglou told WTA Tennis.com: "Her goal is to win Grand Slams. There are three Grand Slams left this season. They will be her main goals for 2018."
Welcome back, Serena!
Watch the full ad below:
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