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Venus & Serena Williams Cover 'New York Times Magazine'

Venus & Serena Williams Cover 'New York Times Magazine'

Venus and Serena Williams show off their killer sculpted bodies on the cover of The New York Times Magazine.

Here’s what the tennis star sisters had to share with the mag:

Venus, on what she calls the best shot of her career: “I did a play that I normally don’t do. Something moved my body. The next thing I know, I’ve left. I don’t remember making my body move. I’m just hitting the shot. Now, I have a great one-handed backhand volley. But I hit it two-handed! I don’t know what happened. It was like watching myself from above when that happened, and like I feel like, this is the best shot of my whole life.”

Serena, on being taunted with racial slurs back in 2001 at Indian Wells: “If you can boo a teenager, and you can be white and 60 years old, you know what? I’m cool on you. I can understand maybe if they were 20, 15. At Indian Wells, everybody goes there when they’re retired. It’s like Palm Beach. I thought, people like Martin Luther King Jr. boycotted things. And this is nothing on that level. Look at Muhammad Ali, he didn’t even play, he went to jail because he didn’t want to go to war. The least I can do is stand up for my people and not go there. That’s the very least I can do. It’s not even that hard of a decision. I get a vacation on those two weeks. It’s like the easiest decision of my career. They can penalize me to death, I’m never going back.”

Serena, on being called out on the court: “Every year at the Open something happens. Like last year I got a point penalty because of a grunt. Meanwhile, I can name five girls who grunt way louder than I do, and the umpire didn’t even give them a warning. And then I had the ball called out that was this far in. It’s always something.”

FYI: Venus is wearing the “Flutter” skirt and “Perfect Set” bra from her EleVen collection.

For more from Venus and Serena, visit NYTimes.com!

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Credit: Damon Winter/The New York Times
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# 1

I’m sorry but they are frightening

# 2

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them both!! Go Serena go and Venus you take care now baby girl.

# 3

Not a pretty picture at all and with all the money Serena makes you’d think she’d buy a better wig or pay for a better weave. Both sisters along with that Maria chick are the reason I don’t watch women’s tennis anymore. All that screaming, grunting turned me off.

# 4

Venus looks hot, but Serena not so hot.

# 5
Oh Yeah!!! @ 08/24/2012 at 4:04 pm

Soooooo Powerful!!! Looking Good Ladies!!

# 6

Why the hate? The Williams sisters are superb athletes and have accomplished more in their young years that most of us will in a lifetime.

# 7
Say it ain't so @ 08/24/2012 at 4:10 pm

They look great, they are athletes, not models. They are attractive but they have a talent and career that being drop dead gorgeous and looking prim and proper isn’t necessary. I support and am proud of both these great role models for our youth.

# 8

They look awesome. Great to see power women with killer bodies. People can mock all they want but at the end of the day they’re the rich ones who can snap you like a twig ;)

# 9

Since Serena told the line judge that she’d shove the racquet down her f’n throat after she got called for a foot fault – she can’t possibly talk about anyone else’s rudeness or hatred. Was it a good call? Irrelevant. Her reaction was uncalled for and showed her true colors. Not a pretty picture.

Her serve is amazing though.

Tennispower @ 08/24/2012 at 4:21 pm

Hahahahahaha…. Love the f.ucking haters, you are pathetic i swear. Venus and Serena Williams are one of the greatest tennis players in history. Im sure all the haters are the overrated Sharapova lovers who gets raped by Serena on court. At 31, they make every other look like amatuers where as your sharapova is selling candies named sugarpova which sounds like a porn movie. lol

Fabulous. Two gorgeous, incredibly talented icons.

I love Venus and Serena….but that is not a good picture. I guess they, or whoever took the picture, wanted to convey strength or something. And, it’s not about hate (because some people seem to think that, if you ever say something negative about someone, then you’re a “hater”). I just don’t think it’s a good picture.

just as Deborah responded I’m blown away that a mom can profit $4029 in four weeks on the computer. did you see this page (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/oM5oV

Love them both. Truly amazing athletes that dominate the court in ways women never did. Martina Navratilova was the first female power player of her time, but Venus and Serena have far surpassed her. I wish the image of them laughing was selected for the cover though.

Yeah yeah Serena, it’s always someone else’s fault. You sound like most of “your people”. Disgusting and they look like animals.

I’m not really feeling this cover but…they are still badass! #word!

they look like men

No white man would put his ***** in either of them @ thats a fact..:)

THEY are what u call role models. Not coochie flashing pop stars or hollywood celebs. THESE two stand up for what they believe! And i absolutely admire them. So screw the world.

They have made tennis into a nasty, name calling sport. I wish they would go away.

@Angie_80: Funny, because both Serena and Venus are dating white men. Serena’s white tennis player boyfriend is good looking, too.

UGLY girls!!! Serena reminds me of a gorilla, she kinda looks like one.

@Mirrors: Geesh move on she has.

@Angie_80: Oh please you wish any woman would want you.

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