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Serena Williams Becomes The First African-American Woman Athlete To Grace The Cover Of Vogue

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Mar 26, 2015

The year of many first continues with Serena Williams breaking down doors for the next generation.

All hail the Queen, Serena Williams becomes the first African-American woman athlete to grace the cover of Vogue magazine. And hunny is working it!

On the cover, Serena looks like a fierce lioness with her long, curly locks and resting face. The tennis superstar keeps it all natural which brought out her essence. Serene is sporting a dark blue sheath dress and compliments the look with a tennis bracelet. (touché)

Serena Williams joins the list of other queens who graced the cover of Vogue such as First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lupita Nyong'o. And more will follow. Williams was shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz for her stunning magazine spread.

In Vogue's latest issue, Serena displays the sculpture of a statuette goddess that has been molded into greatness, in a red wine gown. With her curvaceous figure and solid beauty.

Serena Williams opens up about the pressure of being herself, the pressure to always be a winner, the game of tennis and how she deals with it.

"It’s hard and lonely at the top," Williams reveals in the interview.

"That’s why it’s so fun to have Caroline and my sister, too. You’re a target when you’re number one. Everyone wants to beat you. Everyone talks behind your back, and you get a lot more criticism. God forbid I lose. It’s like ‘Why?’ Well, I am human."

 

Despite it all, Serena seems to be unbothered by all the criticism, she embraces herself and enjoys the skin she's in. 

The magazine is already out and can be found at your local newsstands.