Serena Williams Called ‘Greatest Athlete Ever’ In Riveting Nike Ad
While it may be evident to everyone that Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of all time, the tennis legend has reminded us in her new Nike ad campaign.
Ad Week reports the company’s “Unlimited” series includes inspiring athletes like Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, Sister Madonna Buder and British star runner Mo Farrah performing their talents while exuding strength, wit and poise.
Serena’s ad is simple, yet powerful as it highlights her career with one-word captions. “Pro” refers to the Compton native moving to professional tennis at the age of 14, while “Injured” stems from her 2006 recurring ankle injury that dropped her from the Top 10 and to 139. The most poignant caption is the end, with “greatest athlete ever.” The quote comes from Serena herself when she was asked about her legacy during the Wimbledon games in July. “I prefer the words ‘one of the greatest athletes of all time,” Williams said to the sexist label of her being “one of the greatest female athletes of all time.”
The video was released on Thursday (Sept. 1,) but the illustrations placed around the country have made a bigger mark.
Check out the player’s second Nike ad with the Unlimited campaign below.