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It’s that time of year for Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, and possibly the best Tennis player of all time decided to have a little fun on the beach for her special shoot.
She spoke about the negative comments about her body, and the modeling world embracing different body types overall.
“I’ve had people look down on me, put me down because I didn’t look like them — I look stronger,” she said. “I’ve had people look past me because [of] the color of my skin, I’ve had people overlook me because I was a woman, I’ve had critics say I [would] never win another Grand Slam when I was only at number seven — and here I stand today with 21 Grand Slam titles, and I’m still going.”
The swimsuit issue is in newstands now.
Check out some photos and the video below.