If you had any doubts that Serena Williams is one of the most powerful women today, this photo of her doing the splits on parallel bars should convince you. And the article this photo shoot accompanies, the cover story of New York magazine’s Fashion Issue, sets out to prove that she’s figuratively powerful — on and off the tennis court — as well.
Serena Williams once again made headlines on Monday after stunning shots of her appeared in the New York magazine. The tennis legend posed for the magazine wearing a black one piece showing off her flexibility and strength in a split captured by Norman Jean Roy.
Serena Williams eyes a fashionable post-court life, but first she’s got tennis history to make. “I have lots of trophies, and I’m just — I’m not that person that needs to see all these trophies,” she says, under a blanket in the greenroom with Chip, her Yorkie on her lap.
While the tennis star may have given into the trolls this time, she has better things to do with her time than worry about them – such as sunbathing. Shortly after sharing the funny video she upload a snap of herself and her ample cleavage while sunbathing.
Wearing a cut-out leotard, Serena suspended herself on two bars, using just one hand to balance as she did the splits for a high-end fashion shoot. Ever the perfectionist, Serena could still find fault with her poise, as she captioned the shot: “Still working on that toe point @gqlew.”
“I have lots of trophies, and I’m just—I’m not that person that needs to see all these trophies,” she said. “I have some in my house here, some in my house there, some I don’t know what happened to ’em. I have my grand-slam trophies…somewhere.”