Serena Williams makes her third appearance as cover-girl for Essence magazine.
The legendary Tennis champion (who has won a career-high 28 consecutive matches), graces the July 2013 issue which is the “Body Issue”. The 31 year old wears a Carmen Marc Valvo blue ombre strapless one-piece swimsuit with shirring detail on the cover.
In her feature article, she discusses issues of health, most vividly her recent fight against a pulmonary embolism, her life as an athlete, and body image.
SERENA ON HER FAMOUS ASSET:
It can be a bit weird,” she admits. “Before it was, ‘Serena has a big butt,’ and that was all. Now there are way more people who feel comfortable with themselves and they’re saying, ‘I’m a woman, and this is what I look like.’ I always say, ‘We’re popular now! We’re finally in style!
The July 2013 issue of Essence magazine is on newsstands now.