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November 04, 2015 04:35 PM

One small step for Serena Williams – one giant leap for womankind.

The tennis megastar proved she’s just as powerful off the court when she used her “superhero sense” to spot – and catch – a thief who allegedly tried to steal her cell phone while she was dining at a Chinese restaurant Tuesday night.

Williams recounted her badass moment in an action-packed Facebook post on Wednesday, writing:

“Not thinking I reacted (hence the superwoman photo) I jumped up, weaved my way in and out of the cozy restaurant (leaping over a chair or two) and chased him down. He began to run but I was too fast. (Those sprints came in handy) I was upon him in a flash! In the most menacing yet calm no nonsense voice I could muster I kindly asked him if he ‘accidentally’ took the wrong phone. He stumbled on his words probably not expecting this to happen. While he was thinking of the right thing to say and eventually he said ‘Gosh you know what I did! It was so confusing in there. I must have grabbed the wrong phone.’ ”

Did he ever!

So does this encounter make Williams a superhero?

“Maybe?” she muses. “Or HELL YEA!! I’ve got the speed the jumps, the power, the body, the seduction, the sex appeal, the strength, the leadership and yet the calm to weather the storm.”

The 21-time Grand Slam winner ended with some words of wisdom for women – and men – everywhere.

“Always listen to your superhero inner voice. Always keep your things close! Fight for what’s right. Stand for what you believe in! Be a superhero! When I got back into the restaurant I received a standing ovation. I was proud. I just showed every man in there I can stand up to [bullies] and other men. It was a win for the ladies! ”

“Just because you are a lady don’t be afraid to step up to any challenge and not be a victim but a hero!”

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