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Just some phenomenal athletes chilling.
This article originally appeared on TIME.com.
In what might be the epitome of “real recognize real,” Serena Williams hung out with fellow pioneering athletes Simone Manuel and Ibtihaj Muhammad at the U.S. Open on Tuesday night.
All three women have been trailblazers in their respective sports, which helps make this epic meeting truly legendary; Williams is widely regarded as the premiere tennis player, thanks to 21 Grand Slam wins.
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Manuel made history during the Rio Olympics by winning gold in the 100-meter freestyle; she is the first black woman to win an Olympic medal for the U.S. in an individual swimming event. Meanwhile, Muhammad is the first Muslim American woman to compete at the Olympics while wearing a hijab.
The three extraordinary women seemed to have a healthy amount of admiration for each other as well; on Muhammad’s Snapchat account of their time together, she referred to Serena as the “Queen of Slayville.”
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