Gladys Knight Shows Her Tennis Skills on the Court Days Before Turning 75

Gladys Knight, who is popularly called the “Empress of Soul,” took to social media to share images of herself enjoying a good tennis game. 

On the 21st of May, the veteran singer shared two photos taken during her leisure time on her Instagram page. The first is a picture of her in a sporty outfit, including a white tee, black form-fitting pants, and matching sports shoes. Captured as Gladys swung the bat midair, the “Midnight Train to Georgia” singer’s age-defying strength shone through. 

“You’re only as old as you feel. I’ll be 75 in 8 days, but I feel so much younger. God is good! Also, I had the best tennis partners this weekend!!” her caption reads

The entrepreneur, who loves tennis, felt youthful spending time out, and that was quite apparent as she beamed while posing with two of her friends. The trio is the perfect picture of health as they held each other in a half hug posing for the shot. 

Knight, who has a rather massive fan following on the social platform, elicited a large variety of responses from her followers. Many were awestruck by the beautiful aura about the entertainer while many took the time out to send her birthday wishes in advance. 

One @wisdom_behind_the_beat, who is a longtime fan of Knights’ penned down a lengthy message that details how she finds Knights’ caption very accurate. 

“I wonder why.... that’s how I feel, and I just turned 61 on the 14th. Gladys, you look amazing!!! Blessings of abundance to ya! always a fan here. My all-time favorites “Neither One of Us” & Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me,” she wrote

Gladys Knight is an important figure in the music industry, and her works remain evergreen. It is delightful to find that she has remained healthy and gorgeous even while away from public scrutiny. 

She made a rare appearance at Clive Davis’ annual Grammy Awards party, and her youthful looks had netizens starting rumors of it being a result of plastic surgeries. 

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I feel like I won a gold medal 🎖with all the compliments. You guys keep me young! Thankful for these God given genes and clean living. My activity of choice has been tennis, working my way up to be as good as @serenawilliams and @venuswilliams . Of course I can't do this alone, I have the best glam squad and team that keeps me looking fresh and on point. My husband William @fortuneandmind has an eye for fashion and helps me with the majority of my looks. I think he missed his calling as a stylist. I also have to give credit to my amazingly talented hairstylist Tre @treworldhairsalon in Las Vegas for my Bedhead Pixie Cut. My makeup artist Miss Kayla @tress2impresskp had me GLOWING at the Clive Davis Grammy Party with @maccosmetics Skinfinish highlighter. You know that friend that stays real with you, I'm lucky to have one that travels me. Thank you Ms. Blondie! Watch out 2018 so much more to come! #2018 #cleanliving #trezyhair #specificbeauty #feelinggood

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The award-winning star set things straight by taking to Instagram to post a glowing picture of herself and captioned it saying she felt “like she had won a medal” seeing the vast reactions to her appearance. The mother of three also made an epic clap back at the hateful commenters and credited her age-defying looks to her constant tennis play. 

Well, whatever works, right?? She does look like she drank from the well of youth so much so that it's hard to imagine that doctors once diagnosed her with cancer, a terminal disease.  

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