Serena Williams makes her feelings crystal clear on Kim Kardashian's tennis pictures

The well-known public figure shared photos to her 364 million followers, as the 42-year-old founder of SKIMS wore a pink Chanel bikini featuring the brand’s interlocking Cs logo.

Captured on a tennis court, she fully embraced a pink Barbie-inspired theme, decorating herself in a coordinated pink cover-up and toting a pink Chanel bag. Her look was finished with rose-tinted sunglasses and various layered cross necklaces.

Kardashian was seen in a series of photos uniquely holding her tennis racquet, with one image showing her stretching it out to the side and another preparing for a serve. She captioned her post with a tennis ball emoji and a pink heart.

Williams saw the image and went straight to the comment section, writing, “Literally not how you hold a racquet. I have to give you lessons, lol”, adding two heart-eye emojis. Kardashian and Williams have maintained a close friendship for several years, with Kim attending Serena and her husband Alexis Ohanian’s wedding in 2017.

In the lead-up to her US Open quarterfinals match against her sister Venus 2015, Williams found a moment to enjoy tea with Kim Kardashian in New York City. While certain critics may speculate that their friendship is merely a publicity stunt, it’s worth noting that the history of their bond has been extensively documented over the years.

The duo have shared a tight-knit friendship for over two decades. Their connection was established when Kardashian, well before achieving global celebrity status, worked as a closet organiser for celebrities, including managing the wardrobes in Serena Williams’ residence. Their instant connection laid the foundation for a lasting friendship.

“I’ve known Serena for so long and am so happy she’s found her prince,” Kardashian once told Vogue magazine. “From the moment she told me she met Alexis in Rome, it was likeā€¦ she’s been so happy and has this light about her that is so special to see. You just know it is so real. He makes her so happy, which just makes her friends happy.”

The instance was not the first time that Kardashian linked the sport of tennis with wearing a bikini. In 2021, the reality TV star wore a neon yellow bikini on her Instagram with the caption, “Tennis anyone?!” At the time, she was dating comedian and actor Pete Davidson.

There has been recent speculation that Kardashian is romantically involved with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. However, sources close to her have clarified that she is not currently in a labeled relationship. As the CEO of SKIMS, she is said to be now prioritising her family and businesses.