‘Tourist’ Serena Williams Hits Sights in DC After Supporting Sister Venus at Citi Open

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

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Serena Williams During her decades-long career as a top tennis player, she has been all over the world and still likes to take time to be a tourist and explore her surroundings outside of the tennis courts.

The 40-year-old is currently in Washington, DC to support her sister Venuswhich will make its debut at the Citi Open this week.

While Venus practiced on the courts on Saturday and Sunday, Serena stopped by to cheer on her big sister and later explore the nation’s capital, showing off her scooter riding skills and checking out the Lincoln Memorial. Instagram stories.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion looked like a big kid as she drove around town before taking in the views from the top of the monument, which overlooks the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument.

Serena also shared a photo of her Instagram they fed in the parking lot of Rock Creek Park, the site of the tournament, and posed in front of the “Reserved Parking” sign. Showing her sense of humor, she placed a note on the sign that read, “Parking for Serena Williams.”

“Only those closest to me know that I’m a bit mischievous 🤪 🙃 Zoom in…and have to swipe right. 😛” she captioned the post.

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As for Venus, she has accepted a wild card entry into the Citi Open and will play her first match on Monday night. The seven-time Grand Slam champion said before the tournament that she was excited to be going to DC

“I am excited to play in the Citi Open for the first time this summer,” the 42-year-old tennis star said in a statement. “I love Washington, DC and coming back to the nation’s capital to play in front of a community that has supported me so strongly feels like a homecoming. I look forward to getting back on the courts and competing in DC soon.”

Venus spoke to PEOPLE earlier this year about her upcoming tennis goals and said she’s focused on staying healthy and having fun.

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“That’s number one. Number two would enjoy the competition,” she said. “I think sometimes athletes or people don’t take a moment to love what they’re doing. They’re just so busy trying to win at it. You forget about the joy, the process. So that’s really going to be the best for me. More than anything, just enjoy it and I love you.”

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