"I'm cool again, this is what the kids are doing": Shelby Rogers spent time away from tennis going viral thanks to Will Smith

Saturday, 27 April 2024 at 03:00
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Tennis player Shelby Rogers was recently the centre of attention due to her unknowing participation in a viral video. The American was spotted in a video posted by actor Will Smith, who shared a snippet of the tennis star's impressive workout video.
The South Carolina native competed at the 2024 Madrid Open, looking impressive in her opening round match before falling to reigning Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova in the second round. Nonetheless, the 31-year old seemed to be in good spirits, as news of her unique workout video caught fire among tennis fans.

Rogers not a stranger to unique social media content

Although Rogers has been known to post videos of herself working out, she captured a much larger audience when actor Will Smith came across one of her workout videos. In this particular video, Rogers was seen doing lower-body stretches with kettle bells while in a handstand position The Hollywood star must have been impressed by her athletic ability, as he shared the video on his Instagram story.
"My trainer and I spent like 40 minutes trying to film this video," Rogers told Prakash Amritraj at the Tennis Channel desk. "It's so funny because we did this five years ago ... It popped up on my phone as a memory, and I shared it again. I'm officially viral now! My first viral video.
"I have Kuba here with me, and he's 22, so I have to get in all the Gen Z trends. I've gotta be cool again! I'm trying to keep up."

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