Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova (Check out her hot shots above) has been really enjoying her vacation in Botswana, where she embarked on a safari tour and had an alarming encounter with some lions.

The five-time Grand Slam winner, whose injury-plagued performance this season saw her drop in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, decided to take a break from tennis by immersing herself in Botswana’s breathtaking wildlife atmosphere.

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The 32-year-old got dangerously close to a pride of lions to take a selfie with the predators, revealing she was impressed by their roaring which “pierced through the entire delta.”

Flip the Page to see some highlights from her Trip: