Serena Williams posed for a Harper's Bazaar cover, unretouched, and wrapped in a revealing gold cloak.
Serena Williams stunned in a photo shoot for Harper Bazaar's August edition, and every one of the published shots was unretouched.
The stunning images were considered extremely daring, and in some, the 37-year-old tennis star showed off a lot more of her toned physique than usual.
Harper's Bazaar's August cover features a daring shot of the tennis star looking back at the camera over her shoulder, wearing only a golden cape that reveals that she is wearing little else.
The gold theme was a constant throughout the shoot, that captured Serena in a variety of different glittering creations.
The issue features an essay written by Serena in which she opens up about the confusion and trauma she went through after her 2018 loss to Naomi Osaka
The stunning athlete showed off her powerful and well-sculpted body, refusing to allow any of the photos to be retouched as is usual in photo shoots.
For Serena, being real is what its all about, and being an example for other women who may still feel constrained by society's expectations of what a woman should look like.
Being an ambitious and highly successful woman hasn't robbed Serena of her femininity. Physically powerful, determined and competitive, Serena is also a loving wife to husband Alexis Ohanian and devoted to her daughter Olympia.
But the Harper Bazaar feature isn't just about Serena's stunning figure or daring poses.
The issue features an essay written by Serena in which she opens up about the confusion and trauma she went through after her 2018 loss to Naomi Osaka in 2018 and her highly publicized conflict with referee Carlos Romero
Serena revealed that she contacted Naomi and apologize to her for the unpleasant situation that developed between her and Ramos, and which she felt robbed the young tennis player of the joy of triumph.
Serena's heartfelt apology reveals a big heart and a strong, forthright character - yet another reason to admire her.
Serena Williams, one of the most admired women in the world. and revered as one of the greatest tennis players of all times, lost her cool for the first and only time during the U.S. Open final against September 8, 2018.
Williams was playing against 21-year-old Japanese player Naomi Osaka when she lost her temper over what she felt was umpire Carlos Romero unfair accusations of violations, and cheating.
Osaka won the match, but the victory was overshadowed by the scandalous outburst from Serena Williams, which left the champ traumatized.