Serena Williams. Picture: Instagram
Serena Williams. Picture: Instagram

SEE: Serena Williams breaks the internet with her Harper’s Bazaar cover

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Jul 10, 2019

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Tennis goddess Serena Williams broke the internet after posting the cover of Harper’s Bazaar issue for August.

Williams appearing on the cover of the American women's fashion magazine sans photo shopping and, donning a  shimmery gold Ralph Lauren dress and Louboutin heels.

In it, Williams opens about her controversial U.S. Open final match against Naomi Osaka last year, body shamming and the equality sport fraternity.

“I’ve been called every name in the book. I’ve been shamed because of my body shape. I’ve been paid unequally because of my sex. I’ve been penalized a game in the final of a Major because I expressed my opinion or grunted too loudly...And these are only the things that are seen by the public. 

"In short, it’s never been easy. But then I think of the next girl who is going to come along who looks like me, and I hope, ‘Maybe, just maybe, my voice will help her," said Williams.

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A post shared by Harper's BAZAAR (@harpersbazaarus) on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:52am PDT

Taking to her Instagram, Williams wrote: "I’m proud to use my voice and words to share an essay on the raw feelings I had during a match we may all remember. The essay and unretouched...."

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I’m proud to use my voice and words to share an essay on the raw feelings I had during a match we may all remember. The essay and unretouched photos are live on @harpersbazaarus. Link in bio. Photographed by @alexilubomirski Hair by @vernonfrancois Makeup by @tyronmachhausen Styling by @menamorado

A post shared by Serena Williams(@serenawilliams) on Jul 9, 2019 at 6:04am PDT

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