The Australian Open has barely begun and already we have a breakout star. And this one isn’t even human.

She’s known as Qai Qai (pronounced kway kway) to Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., the 16-month-old daughter of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian, and to more than 88,000 people who follow her misadventures on Instagram. Often clad in a tutu and with a cast sometimes spotted on one of her limbs, she and Olympia are best buds. Williams and Ohanian (the Reddit founder who seems to have a lot to do with the IG account) gleefully call themselves Qai Qai’s grandparents, but, for Williams, Qai Qai is no mere toy.

“I wanted her to have a black doll,” Williams told reporters after winning her first-round match Tuesday against Tatjana Maria. “Growing up, I didn’t have that many opportunities to have black dolls. And I was just thinking, like, I want her first doll to be black. And her heritage, obviously she’s mixed, she’s Caucasian and black, but I feel like that was her first doll and I said her second doll would be Caucasian.

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“I definitely want to always teach her love and teach her just basic human — humans should always have love for each other, no matter what color they are.”

Qai Qai (@realqaiqai as she is known on the Gram) has been living it up.

Someone thought it would be cute to let her try her hand at camerawork.

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anyone know how this thing works? 🎥

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But mostly she just hangs out with Olympia, which means that stuff literally happens.

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in my bag, word to @serena

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#qaiqaisays secure the bag, don’t let it secure you.

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During Williams’s matches, Olympia can be spotted hanging out with her father, too, at courtside and Qai Qai (named by Serena’s nephew) always seems to be along for the ride.

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where we going @olympiaohanian?

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“Spending a lot of time with my daughter. I think that’s the priority for me,” Williams said. “I feel like literally every moment I get I practice, and then I go home. It’s kind of what I do in Florida. I train and I go right home and I spend the rest of the day with my daughter. . . . For now, as a working mom, I feel guilty and I understand that that’s normal, but — and these are years I’ll never get back. I just try to spend every moment that I can when I’m not working with her. And for me that’s super important.”

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