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Serena to voice queen with 'devious plans' for planet

LOS ANGELES -- Serena Williams often refers to herself as a
princess. Now, she's getting a promotion.

The Australian Open tennis champion has lent her voice to an
episode of the animated children's show "Loonatics Unleashed,"
airing Feb. 17 on The CW network.

Williams voices Queen Athena, who presides over an island colony
of beautiful, powerful women with devious plans for the planet and
its men.

"The character was described as being tall, strong, beautiful,
so I guess that's how I got the role," Williams said, laughing.
"I liked bringing my own character to the role. I've always
thought of myself as a princess, but Athena is a queen. So I had to
work it a little."

Williams has guest-starred on such series as "ER," "The
Division," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "My Wife and
Kids."