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Serena Williams Talks the ‘Pressure’ of Performing With Beyonce, Plays ‘Who’d You Rather?’

by Rachel McRady 6:58 AM PST, November 18, 2016
Photo: Ellen

Serena Williams may be one of the greatest athletes in the world, but that doesn’t mean she has Beyonce’s stage presence down.

The 35-year-old tennis pro visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday to talk about dancing on stage with the pop superstar at one of her concerts.

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“It’s a lot of pressure because you don’t want to mess up,” Williams said. “Bee is so great, she’s such a wonderful performer. I’ve performed, tennis wise, in front of thousands of people, but not crowds that huge.”

And it didn’t all go according to plan.

“All I could think was, ‘Serena, don’t miss your note. Don’t miss your note.’ And what did I do? I missed my note,” Williams recalled, laughing. “I was like, ‘God dangit!’ But then I was like, ‘This is so fun. I don’t want to leave.’ So I was trying to stay out there an extra beat. But eventually they told me in my ear, ‘Serena, get off the stage!’”

Williams also got coy when asked about her love life. DeGeneres first assumed she had “no one special” in her life, to which Williams replied, “Well, I didn’t say that.”

But then when DeGeneres asked if she did, Williams quipped, “I didn’t say that either.”

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So the host decided to test Williams with a game of celebrity “Who’d You Rather?” After going back and forth with a few hunks like Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Idris Elba, Williams finally landed on the man of her dreams.

“I am definitely going with Justin Bieber,” she gushed. “It’s always going to be Justin Bieber.”

For more from Beyonce and Serena’s performance, watch the clip below!

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