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Video: Watch Serena Williams help her 4-month-old work out

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A four-time Olympic tennis gold medalist and mother of two, Serena Williams is passing down her athleticism to her daughters, Olympia, 6, and 4-month-old Adira.

Posted to Instagram on Monday, Serena Williams sat on the floor with Olympia as she helped the infant do “sit-ups.” She captioned the video, “We all work out in this family. @adiraohanian @olympiaohanian 💪🏿 #gym #fyp.”

In the video, Williams holds her infant’s head as Olympia lifts Adira up and down. In French, she tells her daughter, “Doucement, doucement … comme ça,” which translates to “Softly, softly … like this.”

Williams learned French as a teenager. In an interview with The Fader, she said, “One of the reasons I learned French was I wanted to win the French Open, and I wanted to speak French when I won. The second was because, most African countries, the main language outside of their local language is French or English. So I figured: I know English, maybe I can learn French.”

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Williams won the French Open in 2002, 2013 and 2015, per Tennis X.

After her 2015 victory against Lucie Safarova, she said in French, “Lucie played very well, she was a magnificent opponent.” She added, “It was a dream for me to win.”

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