Twerking was one topic of conversation when Serena Williams spoke with reporters at The Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2016 in Rome. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

A couple of weeks ago, Beyonce made a big splash with the debut of her new video album, “Lemonade.” You know, the one about “Becky with the good hair” and all sorts of hints about the singer’s husband Jay-Z and infidelity.

But Queen Bey’s statement about powerful women and the ability to endure just wouldn’t have seemed right without the queen of sports. Sure enough, there was Serena Williams, dancing away in a twerkalicious cameo during the song “Sorry.” As it turns out, getting Williams involved wasn’t terribly difficult.

“I have known the director since I was like 9 years old. I know Beyonce pretty well, so they were like, ‘We would love for you to be in this particular song. It’s about strength and it’s about courage and that’s what we see you as,’ ” she told reporters (via the Associated Press) in Rome, where she is playing in the The Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

And what was Beyonce looking for from Williams?

“She told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out,” Williams said. “So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier. … I thought that particular song on the visual album was really a strong song, and it was also really fun at the same time.”

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