Tennis fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the premiere of the Zendaya-led film "Challengers" about the sport, which hits theaters next week in the U.S.

One of them has a place close to the star's heart, and is already planning a viewing party.

"My grandma, she loves tennis, so she was so excited that I'm doing this movie," the star sid in a recent press appearance promoting the film. "She's setting a whole thing with all of her friends to go [see it]."

But might the A-lister be concerned about her grandma's reaction to any racy scenes in the R-rated film, which chronicles her character, former tennis star Tashi Duncan's, love triangle with her current husband and former lover?

"She's also seen "Euphoria," so it'll be fine," Zendaya said, referencing the HBO show for which she has won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Rue, a drug-addicted 17-year-old, that features similarly mature content and themes.


Tuesday marked the premiere of "Challengers" in Los Angeles, and on the red carpet, Zendaya also said that she was hoping to meet one of the WTA's biggest stars who couldn't quite make it to the premiere.

"I love Coco [Gauff], I haven't met her yet, but I sure hope so!" Zendaya said. "I know Brad's [Brad Gilbert, the film's tennis consultant] her coach, so I'm like, 'I want to meet her!'"


While Gauff is halfway across the world competing in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart this week, Gilbert was representing the tour at the L.A. screening, along with Eugenie Bouchard and Venus Williams.