Tennis champion Serena Williams turned into a swift superhero when she stopped a would-be thief from stealing her phone.
The world No.1 was eating dinner with a friend when a suspicious man approached their table.
Williams, 34, said something “just didn’t feel right”. Her “superhero sense” kicked in and told her to keep an eye on him.
The man allegedly grabbed her phone and tried to run from the restaurant, but he was too slow for Williams.
“I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down. He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash!” Williams said on Facebook.
With nowhere to go the man told Williams he “must have grabbed the wrong phone”.
She received a standing ovation from everyone in the restaurant.
Williams told fans it was a superhero moment and posted a pic of herself dressed as Supergirl.
“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,” Williams said on Facebook.
She said it was “a win for the ladies”.
“Just because you are a lady don’t be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero!” she said.
Model Gigi Hadid tweeted “@serenawilliams not surprised, queeeeen.”