On the tennis court, Serena Williams often fires off one ace after another when she serves against helpless opponents who can’t compete with her physical and mental domination.
Similarly, the latest cover of Vanity Fair has come up aces in the eyes of men around the world who can’t handle her smoking hot body and silky soft skin.
Because Serena Williams is totally naked on said cover of Vanity Fair.
Like, totally, completely, 100% naked.
Oh, and pregnant. Did we mention she’s naked and pregnant?!?
Williams, who isn’t the first celebrity to pose in this seductive manner while expecting, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
She’s standing on the cover with one leg raised, her left side to the camera and her right arm covering her bare boobs.
It’s a revealing image, one that has hit the Internet at the same time Serena is openly feuding with fellow tennis legend John McEnroe.
In an interview last Sunday, McEnroe told NPR that Williams has earned the designation as the greatest woman to ever play tennis, a point of view that no one can logically argue against at this point.
However, McEnroe wouldn’t put her in the category of greatest to ever play tennis because… well… she’s female.
“If she had to just play the circuit – the men’s circuit – that would be an entirely different story,” McEnroe said, adding that Williams would be “like No. 700 in the world” if she played against men.
This, of course, is an extremely stupid and pointless argument.
Serena doesn’t play against men. She’s never claimed she would win a tournament against men. No one has ever asserted that she’s better than Roger Federer or something.
In other words… what is McEnroe talking about?!? And why is he talking about it?
Can’t we just appreciate Serena Williams as the greatest female athlete who has ever lived?
In response to McEnroe’s random assessment and critique, Serena has taken the high road.
“Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based,” she Tweeted, adding:
“I’ve never played anyone ranked “there” nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”
Williams, meanwhile, announced she was pregnant with her first child in April.
She tells Vanity Fair that she learned she was expecting while practicing for the Australian Open in January, a Grand Slam event she went on to win.
“(I) did a double take and my heart dropped,” she says. “Like literally it dropped.”
Williams then took five more pregnancy tests just to make sure the first one was accurate. And each one read the same result.
Williams and Ohanian plan to get married this fall after the baby arrives, according to the Vanity Fair feature.
They met in Rome in 2015 after Ohanian sat right down next to Serena and her friends, despite ample seating available elsewhere at the time.
Williams laughs and says she found that initial gesture irritating, but it didn’t take long for a romance to blossom between her and Ohanian.
They got engaged about 18 months later at the same hotel where they met.
As for whether Williams will call it quits after becoming a mother? She has some bad news for everyone else on the women’s tour.
“I don’t think my story is over yet,” she tells Vanity Fair of her career.
This is why she’s the GOAT, people.