Serena Williams's 'New York' Magazine Shoot Shows How Sexy It Is to Be Strong (PHOTOS)

serena williams ny mag shootCan we all just take a moment and acknowledge how 100 percent AWESOME Serena Williams is? Not only is she perhaps the best tennis player of all time, Serena is the subject of a cover story in New York magazine that shows how beautiful it is to be strong.

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While trolls on Twitter and even the New York Times have spewed cruel criticisms about her body, implying that she isn't feminine because she is tall and well-muscled, you can't help but look at these new photos of her, taken by photographer Norman Jean Roy, and feel compelled to start doing some squats and crunches.

I mean, hello? This woman is FIERCE!

Still working on that toe point @gqlew

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Even when you can't see those amazing abs, she looks positively regal in the cover shot. This is what strong and sexy looks like.

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As a tall, thick woman myself, my goal isn't to be skinny. Strong and fit is my focus and seeing Serena's shape is totally inspiring.

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Anybody else suddenly feel like taking up tennis? Or at the very least, aiming for strong over skinny!

 

Image via New York Magazine

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