Serena Williams Is on the 'Vanity Fair' Cover & Getting Real About Fearing Pregnancy

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You already knew that tennis superstar Serena Williams is an all-around queen. But now she's rocking a gorgeous, growing baby bump and looks like a freakin' goddess. Need proof? Look no further than Williams's new Vanity Fair cover for the magazine's August 2017 issue, shot by none other than Annie Leibovitz.


Williams took to Instagram to share the cover shot, writing, "Must read article. Link in bio." 

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Annie Leibovitz; serenawilliams/Instagram

She also posted this photo, which must appear on the inside of the mag, or maybe it's an alternate cover shot? Either way, it's equally stunning.

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Annie Leibovitz; serenawilliams/Instagram

In the feature, which documents Williams and fiancé Alexis Ohanian's love story, the mom-to-be said she took six pregnancy tests -- before the Australian Open, where she won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title -- to confirm that she was expecting. "[I] did a double take and my heart dropped. Like literally dropped," the 35-year-old explained. "Oh my God, this can't be -- I've got to play a tournament. How am I going to play the Australian Open? I had planned on winning in Wimbledon this year."

She then proceeded to hand Ohanian a paper bag filled with the pregnancy tests, which obviously really cemented the reality for the couple.

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"If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world," Williams told Vanity Fair. "This is kind of how I am right now. This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast."

Hey, at least once it does go by, she'll have these ridiculously gorgeous photos to look back on!

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