‘Tourist’ Serena Williams takes in the sights in DC after supporting Sister Venus at the Citi Open

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

Serena Williams and Venus Williams

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Serena Williams has traveled the world during her decade-long career as a top tennis player, and she still enjoys taking time out to explore her surroundings off the tennis court as a tourist.

The 40-year-old is currently in Washington, DC to support her sister Venuswho will compete in the Citi Open for the first time this week.

As Venus trained on the courts on Saturday and Sunday, Serena stopped by to cheer on her big sister and later explored the nation’s capital, showing off her scooter-riding skills and checking out the Lincoln Memorial Instagram stories.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion looked like a big kid as she drove around town before enjoying the view from the top of the monument overlooking the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument.

Serena also shared a photo of her Instagram in the parking lot at Rock Creek Park, the site of the tournament, and posed in front of a “Reserved Parking” sign. Showing off her sense of humor, she had put a Post-it note on the sign that read, “Parking for Serena Williams.”

“Only those closest to me know I’m a bit mischievous ðŸĪŠ 🙃 Zoom in… and have to slide to the right. 😛,” she captioned the post.

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As for Venus, she accepted a wildcard entry at the Citi Open and will play her first match on Monday night. The seven-time Grand Slam champion said ahead of the tournament that she was thrilled to be going to DC

“I’m looking forward to playing the Citi Open for the first time this summer,” the 42-year-old tennis star said in a statement. “I love Washington, DC, and returning to the country’s capital to play in front of a community that has given me such strong support feels like a homecoming. I look forward to getting back on the courts and competing in DC soon.”

Venus spoke to PEOPLE Discussing her upcoming tennis goals earlier this year, saying she’s focused on staying healthy and having fun.

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“That’s number one. Number two would just enjoy the competition,” she said. “I think sometimes athletes or people don’t take the moment to just love what they’re doing. They’re just so busy trying to win at it. You forget the joy, the process. So that’s really going to be the most important thing for me. More than anything, just enjoy and love it.”

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