WATCH: Tracy Austin leaves Zendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O'Connor in splits with her honest review of tennis scenes in 'Challengers'

Tracy Austin(L) and cast of
Tracy Austin(L) and cast of 'Challengers'

Tracy Austin gave her verdict on the tennis scenes in the recently released tennis-centric movie 'Challengers'.

Challengers was released in theaters on April 26 and opened to mixed reviews. The film follows Zendaya's character Tashi, a prodigy whose career ended due to an injury. She begins coaching her husband Art Donaldson (Mike Faist's character). Things get complicated as Tashi also starts coaching Patrick (Josh O'Connor's character) and a love triangle ensues.

The 'Challengers' star cast had left no stone unturned to promote the movie. They were seen attending the Indian Wells Open women's final match between Iga Swiatek and Maria Sakkari and the men's final between Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev. The trio was also present at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

They recently appeared on the Tennis Channel in an interview with the two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin. Zendaya asked Austin for her verdict on the tennis scenes in the movie.

"What did you think of the tennis?" Zendaya asked.

Austin seemed visibly flustered and gave a generic answer.

"I thought it was so much fun. It was great. It was great," Austin answered.

The answer left Zendaya, Faist and O'Connor in splits and Faist responded that this was the most honest assessment ever.

"That’s awesome. That's the most honest anybody has ever been," Faist said.

Austin quickly redeemed herself by saying that it was fun watching the three of them.

"It was so much fun with all of you guys together, the interaction. It looked just so natural, that so important right?" Austin said.

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Zendaya revealed in an interview with Vogue that she only knew Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Roger Federer before she signed for 'Challengers'.

"Serena and Venus - that's all I connected to. And probably Roger Federer," Zendaya said to Vogue.

For the Euphoria actor, learning the sport was apparently a rollercoaster ride.

"The first little while was getting the basics, trying to just hit the f**king thing. One day you'd be like, Oh, sh*t, I cracked it. I figured it out. I got it. Come back in the next day…," she said.

She said that her approach was to treat the sport like dance, copying the mannerisms and footwork.

"I started treating it more like dance, like, 'Okay, it's more copying mannerisms, copying footwork, whatever'. So everything then became shadowing," she said.

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