Serena Williams bares her pregnant belly in nude cover

Serena Williams on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. (Cover: Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz)
Serena Williams on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. (Cover: Vanity Fair/Annie Leibovitz)

Cape Town - Serena Williams looks like a pregnant goddess on the cover of Vanity Fair’s August issue.

The tennis pro stripped down and posed for Annie Leibovitz while opening up about her love story. From the day she met Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian to the moment he proposed to the way she revealed they would be parents.


She is preparing to welcome her first child and planning her wedding at the same time but nothing can slow the 35-year-old down.

Describing the day she met her fiancé, Serena told Vanity Fair's Buzz Bissinger they met by complete chance back in 2015. They happened to be staying in the same hotel in Italy and crossed paths at breakfast.

“This big guy comes and he just plops at the table next to us and I’m like, ‘Huh! All these tables and he’s sitting here?’” 

Their first date was a six hour walk around Paris. A year later, in December 2016 Alexis proposed to Serena at the very table they first met.

The next chapter of their lives came shortly thereafter when Serena handed the 34-year-old a paper bag with 6 positive pregnancy tests inside.

And as for her tennis career, don’t count her out just yet. Serena promises to be back on the court as early as January 2018.


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