“She Knows She’s the Best of the Best”: Movie Magic in Zendaya’s Challengers Wasn’t Enough to Fool Tennis Goat Serena Williams

Zendaya plays tennis player and coach Tashi Duncan in Luca Guadagnino’s sports drama film Challengers. The film’s trailer became an internet sensation last year when it gave audiences a glimpse of the Dune actress’s steamy scenes. However, Zendaya’s final comment would confirm that the sensual theme is just one element that moves the story forward. She revealed that tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams had both seen her film.

Zendaya plays tennis player and coach Tashi Duncan in Challengers

The Spider-Man actress received feedback for her role as Serena Williams, but she said she has not yet heard from Venus Williams, who attended the premiere of her film. The film explored the scandalous world of Grand Slam tennis and the lives of three tennis players, played by Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist.

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