Serena Williams recently posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and the American was looking amazing. The tennis GOAT opted for even sexier swimsuit options than ever before, going for a thong-style bottom for the very first time.
The retired tennis superstar was flaunting her athletic body in a series of thong-style swimsuits, including a stunning bright blue one-piece. Speaking about the shoot, Serena said she wants people of all shapes and sizes to feel comfortable and confident in their skin.
Williams donned several different yet equally hot looks—including a yellow, strappy two-piece, a turquoise, spandex one-piece and even a pair of peach bottoms with no top—and loved how every suit she put on was “better than the last.”
However, she did say she preferred the “modern one-piece where it’s really, really high.” Speaking about the shoot, Serena said she wants people of all shapes and sizes to feel comfortable and confident in their skin.
“I want people to come away with the fact that it’s okay to be comfortable in your body. I’m not a size two. It’s okay to look good and feel good and I’m strong. It’s okay to look strong and to be sexy and to be a woman and to be unbreakable — all those things,” she said in a filmed interview for the magazine.
“I really want to have that influence for people out there that have my body type. I want them to be like, ‘I look good too.’ That’s what I hope for.”
She also said that it took a while to get used to posing in such a skimpy pair of bottoms. She further added, “The thong is perfect, it really made me feel comfortable. Indeed, I’m a thong girl now! …a felling I have longed for all my life”
“I’ve never worn a thong bikini, so for that to be my first shot was like a shot of espresso for me because I had to wake up immediately.” She further added, “The thong is perfect, it really made me feel comfortable.
I’m officially a thong girl now!”