Serena Williams Called Out Kim Kardashian for How She Holds a Tennis Racket

Kim should've asked Serena for lessons

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Serena Williams is no Tashti (you know, from Challengers), but the famous tennis athlete is willing to give Kim Kardashian a quick lesson in Tennis 101 after seeing the reality show star’s Instagram post.

On Instagram several months back, the 43-year-old media personality posted pics of herself posing on a tennis court and serving a look in a bright pink Gucci swimsuit set with a matching jacket. In the caption, the mother of four shared a tennis ball and a pink heart emoji. 

In the second slide, the SKIMS founder is walking across the court barefoot while holding a tennis racket in her hand. But according to Williams (aka the Grand Slam champ herself), she was holding the racket all wrong. 

And being the famous tennis pro that she is, the 42-year-old athlete playfully called out Kardashian in the comments section, writing, “Literally not how you hold a racquet. Clearly, I have to give you lessons lol [heart eye emojis].”

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Kard​​ashian’s fans flooded the comments section with admiring comments for the American Horror Story star’s bubblegum pink look. One person wrote, “An absolute serve,” while another user commented, “Pink Kim is ICONIC.”

However, Kardashian isn’t the only one who has brought out Williams’s coaching side. In fact, the tennis star has captured her 6-year-old, Alexis Olympia, practicing her tennis skills on camera many, many times. 

Back in January 2021, Williams posted a snap of her baby girl practicing her swing on the court. Meanwhile, Williams watches her daughter proudly as she prepares herself to hit the tennis ball. In the caption, she wrote, “Turn, back, reach, head, follow through.”

Am I the only one who thinks Serena would make an awesome tennis tutor?

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