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Serena Williams Is a Tough Lawyer in New 'Drop Dead Diva' Clip

July 6, 2012 (7:43 am) GMT
The tennis ace guest stars as an attorney who is hired by Brandy's Elisa in her sole custody fight of her son Eric against Parker.
Serena Williams Is a Tough Lawyer in New 'Drop Dead Diva' Clip

channels her inner attorney in a new sneak peek for the upcoming episode of "". Making its way out via TV Guide, the clip gives a look at a court scene in which Parker (Josh Stamberg) takes the witness stand in a custody battle of his son Eric against Elisa ().

The professional tennis player appears as high-profile, hard-a** attorney Kelly Stevens, who is hired by Elisa to fight for sole custody of Eric. Parker, meanwhile, enlists Kim's (Kate Levering) help in the custody hearing. Judging the clip, it seems that the tension is going to be high in the court room.

The episode featuring Williams will air Sunday, July 8 at 9/8c on Lifetime.

Met on the set of the legal series, the sister of shared about her feelings being cast as a lawyer. "When I was younger, I thought I'd go back to school and be a lawyer, but I'm kind of excited I get to experience it a little bit behind the scenes. You get to feel a little powerful in your suit," she gushed.

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