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Advantage Serena: 'Superhero' Williams chases down phone thief

Published 06/11/2015 | 13:52

Not only is she the world's number one female tennis player and have the most major singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles combined among all active players, Serena Williams is now also a bona fide superhero.

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The tennis star chased a man who had snatched her phone down the street, before receiving a standing ovation at the restaurant she had been eating in.

Williams was eating with a friend at a Chinese restaurant when she noticed a man standing strangely close to her. The man reached for her phone and ran from the restaurant, as Serena’s self-proclaimed ‘superhero sense’ kicked in.

“Then when least expected low and behold this common petty thief grabbed my phone and swiftly left,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

“I looked at the chair, than shouted "Omg that dude took my phone!!"

“Not thinking I reacted, I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cosy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down.

She continued: “He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash!

“In the most menacing yet calm no nonsense voice I could muster I kindly asked him if he "accidentally" took the wrong phone. He stumbled on his words probably not expecting this to happen.

“While he was thinking of the right thing to say and eventually he said "Gosh you know what I did! It was so confusing in there. I must have grabbed the wrong phone."

“Superhero? Maybe? Or HELL YEA!! I've got the speed the jumps, the power, the body, the seduction, the sex appeal, the strength, the leadership and yet the calm to weather the storm.

Always listen to your superhero inner voice. Always keep your things close! Fight for what's right. Stand for what you believe in! Be a superhero! ,” she added.

Williams received a standing ovation when she returned to the restaurant and described it as a “win for the ladies!”.

She signed off: “Just because you are a lady don't be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero! SuperSerena and her sidekick quailman.”

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