Serena Williams shares epic tale of superhero takedown of phone thief

Serena Williams Is a Superhero Who Caught the Bad Guy
Serena Williams Is a Superhero Who Caught the Bad Guy

We all know that Serena Williams has superhuman capabilities -- as one of the best tennis players of all-time, she's consistently broken down barriers and expectations throughout her career. At the age of 34, she had one of the best years of her career in 2015. But who knew that she was a legitimate superhero?

On Wednesday morning, Williams took to social media to share an epic tale of her takedown of a "common petty thief" who casually grabbed her phone in a restaurant and took off running.

"Yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me," Williams started. "I was sitting enjoying some Chinese food [and] this guy is standing next to me and something (I have now dubbed it my SUPERHERO sense) told me to watch him."

Williams sensed that there was something shady about the stranger standing next to her, and lo behold, she was right. The man pulled a fast one on the tennis legend and stole her phone!

"[Then] when least expected low and behold this common petty thief grabbed my phone and swiftly left. I looked at the chair, than shouted 'Omg that dude took my phone!!' Not thinking I reacted (hence the superwoman photo) I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down."

Photos of Serena and her sister Venus from over the years:

When she reached him, Williams wasn't going to take no for an answer, and she ended up getting her phone back. How does she explain her courage and determination? We'll let her do the talking:

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Williams went on to reveal that when she returned to the restaurant, she got a standing ovation from the other diners. Seems like it was quite an extraordinary moment! And, of course, being the epic superhero she is, Williams found a way to make a lesson out of the incident.

"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!"

We can try, but we're not sure we'll ever get on Serena Williams' level.

Read the whole story below:

Soooooo yesterday at dinner the CRAZIEST THING happened to me. I was sitting enjoying some Chinese food (delicious may I...

Posted by Serena Williams on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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