[Close Up] Serena Williams Serves Body Goals For ‘Sports Illustrated”

Serena Williams

Photo Credit: Emmanuelle Hauguel

Serena Williams is the epitome of black girl magic in her latest spread for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Lensed by Emmanuelle Hauguel, the tennis phenomenon turns heads with long tresses styled in beauty waves and a natural face beat.

Inside the spread, she serves up serious body goals as she poses it up in a variety of colorful swimsuits, including her first-ever thong bikini, in the Turks & Caicos shoot. Besides leaving us all swooning with her steamy photos, the 35-year-old superstar opens up to the mag about the importance of being comfortable in your own skin.

Serena Williams

Photo Credit: Emmanuelle Hauguel

“I want people to come away with the fact that it’s okay to be comfortable in your body. It’s okay to look strong and to be sexy and to be a woman and to be unbreakable — all of those things. I really want to have that influence for people out there that have my body type. I want them to be like, ‘I look good too.’ That’s what I’m hoping for.”

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