Lindsey Vonn Comically Practices Her Tennis Swing With Former Champion Rennae Stubbs

Given her athletic abilities, we wouldn’t be surprised if she was preparing for a deep dive into the game of tennis.
Lindsey Vonn wears a brown suede jacket and smiles off to the side.

Lindsey Vonn.

Lindsey Vonn is nothing if not the true definition of an athlete. Between her incredible career as a professional alpine skier and her seemingly constant outdoor excursions (including wakesurfing, paddleboarding and foilboarding), she is always on the move and trying new sports.

On her recent trip to Lake Como, Italy, she pulled out her tennis racquet and hit the clay court for an afternoon practice session. But, though she looked pretty sharp to us, it seems she’s still trying to perfect her tennis swing. Thankfully for Vonn, she ran into one of the game’s great retired female players, Rennae Stubbs, while at Art Basel Miami Beach, the international art fair which took place Dec. 8 through today.

In a hilarious clip that the athlete posted to her Instagram, Vonn received tips from Stubbs, who demonstrated the stance and swing of a good forehand shot. The Olympic skier, dressed in a hot pink suit and heels, repeated the tennis player’s demonstration, trying out the move for herself and smiling widely as she did so.

"How athletes do Art Basel! … you never know what’s gonna happen! 🖼️ 🎾 ⛷️ 🏖️,” Vonn wrote in the caption of the short clip. “thx @rennaestubbs,” she added.

Her fans responded appropriately, finding the activity a comical way to spend her time at the art fair.

“Bahahahaha I can’t,” one laughingly said.

“😂😂,” another simply added.

“Are we about to see you take on tennis competitively?” a fan asked, putting into words the thought on all of our minds. We bet she could make it work if she tried.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.