​Serena Williams remains one of the most ​popular tennis players in the world, and with the 2018 US Open starting up this week, Nike took advantage and released a heart-warming commercial with their top star. The ad combines real footage from past matches with home videos of her father, Richard, giving her a few pointers, as the past and present come together to show the accomplishments Williams has earned during her career. 

This gives fans perspective on exactly how long these athletes have been training to get where they are today.

Since her return from giving birth to her daughter, Williams has had an up and down run, as she looks to make a comeback to the top spot. She made it to the finals of the 2018 Wimbledon Championship before losing to Angelique Kerber. She then withdrew from the Rogers Cup, then followed by a loss in the first round of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.

With this new commercial by Nike, it looks as though Williams is as confident as ever. She enters the US Open as the 17th seed.