Serena Williams Learns to Love Her Curves for ‘Fitness’ [Photos]


Serena Williams for Fitness Magazine

Serena Williams can credit her international stardom to two things–unparalleled skills on the tennis court and that bodacious bod.

This month, the record breaking athlete is rocking a cutout one piece on the cover of Fitness and dishing on the the confidence that comes along with carrying such dangerous and sexy curves.

“When I was young I thought I should be built more like an athlete -long and lean- not with a womanly figure,” says Williams of her body image.  “But then people my age started coming up to me and saying, ‘I love you because of the way you look.’ That was really motivating. So I learned to be proud of my curves and embrace my large boobs. It’s all about loving who you are and realizing that you’re beautiful.”

She also credits her look to a healthy diet motivated by sister Venus’ Sjogren’s Syndrome–an autoimmune illness that has to be regulated with proper eating.

“Before her problems I ate a lot of junk I also found out three years ago that I’m allergic to wheat, so I’m trying to eat a clean diet of natural, raw foods.”

See another photo of Serena on the next page.

Photo Credits: Fitness Magazine