“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.”
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!