Tennis star Serena Williams: I love my strong, fit body

Serena Williams fronts the September issue of Self
Serena Williams fronts the September issue of Self

Serena Williams wakes up every morning feel great about herself. The tennis great tells the September issue of Self that she wouldn’t change anything about her powerhouse physique.

“I’m not asking you to like my body. I’m just asking you to let me be me. Because I’m going to influence a girl who does look like me, and I want her to feel good about herself.”

And don’t expect the 34-year-old to back away from the sport any time soon.



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“This is my blood,” says Williams, who is based in Palm Beach Gardens. “I live for this and have for the last 32 years. When I step out on the court, you're going to get all of me. It's always been, like, bring it on — and more.”

But she also keeps in shape off the court with something Miley Cyrus is familiar with — twerking.

In a video for Self, the athlete shows off some off some impressive moves.

Williams is currently in Rio de Janeiro with sister Venus for the Summer Olympics.

The AP reports that the two-time defending Olympic women’s doubles gold medalist had a Harry Potter book with her for her flight.