“You Gotta Start Training”: Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Others React to Lewis Hamilton’s Tennis Skills

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November 23, 2020 3:08 pm

An Instagram post by British Formula One superstar Lewis Hamilton has drawn a flood of funny takes from his tennis friends, including Serena Williams.

In the video, the super racer is seen playing tennis with his father, Anthony.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – September 28, 2020 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

When father got his own back on Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton also posted a cheeky comment saying he used to beat his father with a slice, but his old man finally got his own back.

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“So my dad and I aren’t great at tennis but we are trying to get better. I always use a slice to beat him and he always falls for it. He’s now learnt it and finally got me today,” the F1 champion said.

Reigning US Open women’s champion Naomi Osaka took a light-hearted dig at Hamilton, asking him to get better at the game.

“You gotta start training, you can’t let your dad kill you like that,” the Japanese tennis star said.

Hamilton tags Serena Williams to Insta post, seeking ‘HELP’

Hamilton tagged 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams to his post, seeking her ‘HELP!’

To that, Serena responded, “Dying laughing!!!!!!!!!…”

Former Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova also posted laughing smileys to convey what she felt about the video.

Family bonding: Hamilton’s way of celebrating 7th F1 world title

A modern-day legend in the fast lane, Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven Formula 1 world titles this year. He said family bonding is his way of celebrating his feat.

“When people ask me how will you celebrate? We’ve got life to celebrate and spending time with family is how I’m celebrating,” the F1 champion said.

The Mercedes racer has racked up a staggering 94 wins over the course of his illustrious F1 career. The celebrated race car driver is known to play tennis with his father while relaxing away from the grid during the off-season.

His hot streak of world championship titles with Mercedes has continued from 2017.

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