• Serena Williams gets some boxing tips from Mike Tyson
  • Serena Williams and Coco Bauff are in Florida for preseason training
  • Serena WIlliams is aiming for her 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next month

Serena Williams is a beast on the tennis court. But like other athletes, the 38-year-old has other activities she can do. One thing that has been keeping her busy is boxing and multi-awarded netter is getting guidance from boxing great Iron Mike Tyson.

In a report by TMZ Sports, the footage shows Williams getting some tips from Tyson over in Florida. The video shows the former heavyweight champion teaching her some punching combinations. That includes a fierce haymaker which was part of the series of punches unloaded on a heavy bag. A video of that was posted by Williams on her Instagram account.

Tyson was all praises on Williams who seemed awed by the punching prowess. She does have the built to be a good boxer although it appears the holder of major singles titles seems to be taking it up to work out a sweat above anything else.

Looking ahead, Williams is set to go for her 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open next month, Fox Sport reported. Having won seven titles at Melbourne Park thus far, she will try to match the feat of Margaret Court for the most ever titles.

Along with Coco Gauff, both are in Florida to attend the preseason training camp put up by Patrick Mouratoglou. Both are also joined by fitness influencer Shaun T, DJ Bob Sinclar, and tennis players Chris Eubanks, Nicholas David Ionel and Holger Rune.

From the looks of it, it seems that they are not merely there to train for the Australian Open. It seems to be a mix of training and pleasure with videos spreading over social media showing other activities the group is doing, reported.

Outside tennis, Williams made headlines recently when she tackled financial abuse. She urged women to recognize it, something that is seen as the first sign of dating violence.

“Not being able to use your credit cards, having to show receipts for every little dime that you spend, having freedom of choice taken away from you. Those are all signs,” Williams told Woman’s Day.

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Serena Williams at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 5, 2019, in Queens, New York City. Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images