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.


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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