Tennis champion Serena Williams has chased down and caught a man who allegedly tried to steal her phone.
In a triumphant Facebook post, the tennis champion said she was at a Chinese restaurant with fellow player Caroline Wozniacki when she noticed a suspicious man hanging around.
“So this guy is standing next to me and something (I have now dubbed it my SUPERHERO sense) told me to watch him,” she wrote.
When the man grabbed Williams’ phone from the chair next to her and ran off, the athlete jumped up and chased him without a thought.
“He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy).
“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.”
According to Williams, the man agreed he had “accidentally” taken the wrong phone, and handed it back.
When she returned to the restaurant, Williams was given a standing ovation by fellow diners who witnessed the event.
“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,” she said.
“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!”
As the number-one-ranked female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams has won 21 major single titles and is regarded by some as the best female player of all time.