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Serena Williams lists Toronto rock band as one of her all-time favourites

Tennis great Serena Williams has shown some love for an iconic Toronto rock band, saying the group is one of her favourite musical acts.

Speaking with Rolling Stone Magazine about her Super Bowl commercial for Remy Martin, the 23-Grand Slam holder was asked by Canadian journalist Tim Chan what music she listens to before a match.

She listed some pop music singers like Beyonce, Bruno Mars and The Weeknd as fun "warm-up" songs, and then Chan asked the 41-year-old tennis superstar what her first concert was,

At a mere 14 years old, little Serena's first concert was Green Day as they toured for their Dookie album.

The two chat about Williams' love for rock music when Chan asks what people would be surprised to know she listens to.

Lo and behold, Serena lists good ole Toronto group Our Lady Peace.

"Oh, I went to the show for Our Lady Peace recently. It was a small show and they literally sounded just like their album and I was like, 'Oh my god, this is nuts! I love their albums!'," she responds.

Who would've thought that the scrappy, decades-old Toronto band would be at the top of the list for the best tennis player in the world?

As a fellow Canadian, Chan gets super excited and needs to know which Our Lady Peace songs are Williams' favourite.

She replies that she loves 'Clumsy' and has always been a fan of 'Superman's Dead.'

"I mean, what was I doing singing that song? I didn't even understand the lyrics. I was like, 'Serena, you should not be singing this,'" she tells Chan, speaking about the band's 1997 hit. 

From the golden days at MuchMusic’s Indie show to being recognized by one of the best athletes of all time, I'm sure this is a huge career highlight for OLP!

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