Serena Williams Stunts on Cover of Harper's Bazaar

July 11, 2019
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Serena Williams is untouched on the August cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine. 

The tennis star authored an essay touching on her body shape and unequal pay.

In the photo, Williams is daunting gold heels, a gold dress and gold jewelry. 

“I’ve been called every name in the book,” Williams wrote. “I’ve been shamed because of my body shape. I’ve been paid unequally because of my sex.” 

In the essay, Williams also describes last year’s U.S. Open match against Naomi Osaka. 

“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.’” @SerenaWilliams goes unretouched on our August 2019 issue and gets candid in a personal essay on BAZAAR.com. Link in bio Photography by @alexilubomirski Styling by @menamorado Hair by @vernonfrancois Makeup by @tyronmachhausen #SerenaWilliams wears @ralphlauren, @bulgariofficial and @louboutinworld

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You can read the full essay and see all of the photos here.

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