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Someone Tried To Steal Serena Williams's Phone And She Retrieved It In The Most Epic Fashion

Is there anything this woman can't do?!

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Tennis goddess Serena Williams basically wrote the book on how to slay as an athlete. On Tuesday night she added yet another stunning skill to her resume: superhero.

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If you think about it, this would actually explain a lot.

On Wednesday morning, the 21-time Grand Slam winner took to Facebook to recount the crazy tale of how she rescued her phone by tapping into her "SUPERHERO sense."

A random guy walked up to her at a Chinese restaurant and the two start chatting, she says, "like we have not seen each other in years."

After a few minutes of conversation, Williams notices her cell phone on the chair next to her, and that the guy was lingering. "Is he a customer?" she thought. "Is he waiting on the bathroom?"

Then all of a sudden, random chatty dude snatched her phone and split.

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“Omg that dude took my phone!!" Williams wrote.

"Not thinking I reacted...I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down," the 21-time Grand Slam champion recalled. "He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash!"

Once she caught up to the petty theft perp, Williams did the unthinkable and gave the guy a cop out. She asked if he "accidentally" took her phone. He said he had, and left.

On Thursday morning, ABC News obtained footage of the actual theft.

AND ON @GMA: ABC News​ Exclusive Video: @serenawilliams​ stops alleged thief who grabs her phone.

Williams had been dining at San Francisco's famed Mission Chinese restaurant, according to ABC.

And what’s any superhero story without a moral at the end?

"Just because you are a lady don't be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero!" Williams wrote.

She's even given her superhero alter ego a name: Superena.

Read the entire story below.

Facebook: SerenaWilliams

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Williams's representatives for more details.

Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based Nairobi, Kenya.

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