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Serena Williams Looks AMAZING on the Cover of Essence Magazine

Serena Williams Looks AMAZING on the Cover of Essence Magazine

Serena Williams does it again!

If you never aspired to play tennis, you will be inspired to hit the gym after look at 5-foot-9-inch, 155-pound Williams as the official covergirl of Essence magazine’s July 2013 “Body Issue”.  She’s rocking a blue ombré swimsuit by Carmen Marc Valvo, that doesn’t make us shy away from the dreaded swimsuit.


In the issue, which she guest edited, the 31-year-old star dives into issues that range from self-esteem and aging to maintaining her health and embracing her famous curves.

“It can be a bit weird,” she admits. “Before it was, ‘Serena has a big butt,’ and that was all,” Serena told Essence. “Now there are way more people who feel comfortable with themselves and they’re saying, ‘I’m a woman, and this is what I look like.’ I always say, ‘We’re popular now! We’re finally in style!’ “

It’s so great to see Serena back on top, after her scare two years ago with a pulmonary embolism.

“I feel lighter, I feel healthier, and even though I’m 31—which really isn’t old, but for an athlete, particularly a tennis player, it’s old—I promise you, my body has never felt better. Considering how much I’ve played and how much I’ve done, I feel fine. I’m strong…”

The July issue of Essence hit newsstands today.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Marcelle English

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