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Serena Williams Surprises Two Dudes Playing Tennis, Asks to Play the Winner

While taking an evening walk, the 23-time Grand Slam winner challenged a couple of random dudes to a pickup match of tennis.

by Sean Newell
28 February 2017, 9:40am

A month after besting her sister Venus to win her seventh Australian Open, Serena Williams was back out on the court under the bright lights. While taking an evening constitutional with her fiancé Alexis Ohanian through San Francisco's Mission Dolores Park, the 23-time Grand Slam winner came across a couple of weekend warriors battling it out – and decided she wanted to get in on the action.

Serena narrated her journey on Snapchat, and TMZ preserved the video, as she considered approaching the guys and asking if she could play. She was curious to see how they'd react and if they'd notice her. But once she asked if she could play the winner, one of the guys immediately made it clear he knew exactly who she was, saying: "Oh my goodness... is this for real?"

It was for real and even though Ohanian didn't film her actually hitting with them, she clearly did play (as did her puppy, Chip). She sounded kind of winded at the end of the video – maybe because she was playing in giant boots? – and said she was "still undefeated."

h/t FTW