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Women’s tennis player challenges Kobe Bryant to match

Apr 13, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) smiles as he addresses the crowd after the Lakers defeat of the Utah Jazz in the final game of his career at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

CoCo Vandeweghe defeated No. 1-seeded Karolina Pliskova in two sets in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Open on Wednesday. It was a pretty big win for the niece of former NBA player and current league Vice President Kiki Vandeweghe.

Needless to say, Coco herself seems to be confident in her ability.

How much so?

She just went on record challenging the great Kobe Bryant to a tennis match. No, really.

We really want to see Kobe take her up on this. It could be this generation’s version of the Battle of the Sexes. And much like Billie Jean King, there’s no reason to believe the woman wouldn’t win in this specific match as well.

For his part, it’s no surprise Bryant has tried his hand in tennis. What hasn’t the former Los Angeles Lakers star done in his life? Unfortunately, a match against Vandeweghe would probably result in his embarrassment.

Well, unfortunately for him.