Venus Williams was the recent victim of grand theft auto in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned -- but lucky for Venus, the boys behind the badge got her car back.
Venus' white Fiat 500 was recently stolen ... however it's unclear how long the car had been missing before it was recovered on Saturday ... according to law enforcement sources.
Lucky for Venus ... cops initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle early Saturday morning on the 110 freeway ... and when they pulled it over in front of L.A. Live cops discovered the ride was hot.
Officers matched up the car with Venus' stolen Fiat ... and swiftly took the driver into custody.
Shortly after, Venus was informed her car had been recovered ... but no word on if she's picked it up yet.