Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian in Minneapolis for Target's national fall meetings

The tennis icon is taking part in Target's annual fall event.
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Target's annual fall meetings always lure in some of the biggest names in the world, and this year's event is no different as tennis legend Serena Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, are in the Twin Cities.

Target hasn't said what the power couple talked about on Wednesday, but Target employees who were at the event say Ohanian interviewed Williams, and that she delivered "inspiring" answers. 

The moment they were introduced drew a loud ovation from the packed crowd at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. 

Target describes its annual fall meetings are "a time for our team to celebrate wins from the past year, reflect on the challenges, and rally together ahead of the holiday season."

Williams has been in the news this week after she lost in the final of the U.S. Open in New York in dramatic circumstances.

The match escalated when the umpire accused her of taking coaching from the stands, and she was later penalized a point for slamming her racket on the court. 

Williams called the umpire a "thief" and then demanded an apology when he docked her an entire a game. She argued that many male players have argued with umpires at the U.S. Open, saying none of the men have been penalized the way she was. 

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"I’m going to continue to fight for women," Williams said in her post match press conference

"The fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person that has emotions and that want to express themselves and they want to be a strong woman, and they are going to be allowed to do that because of today. Maybe it didn’t work out for me, but it’s going to work out for the next person."

Here's some more reaction from Target employees at the fall national event. 

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