The 37-year-old tennis pro covers the latest issue of the magazine wearing a white cape over a white body suit and neon-green heels.
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On what fashion means to her: “My whole career has been really about tennis and fashion. I always try to make a statement when I walk out on the court—to be bold and to be unique and to kind of transcend. I always try to send the message of just being confident and being fierce.”
On criticism of her style: “People always have things to say when you’re wearing fashion. It could be good things. It could be bad things. I don’t care what people say. I’m like just so past it—you could say whatever you want to say. Honestly, you’re allowed to have your opinion. My life is far too complicated to worry about people that want to say mean things. I have a daughter, I have a family, I have a career. I have too much to worry about.”
On her S by Serena line: “I tried it before and it didn’t work. Then I sat down and invested in myself and really put a really good effort behind it. Now I really get to express myself. I get to see how you can wear fashion so many different ways and how you can represent yourself. I have this whole big vision of what S by Serena is going to be.”
Joining Serena Williams on the list includes Odell Beckham Jr, Maria Sharapova, and Dwyane Wade.
The issue hits newsstands on Thursday, July 25th – you can check out the full list at SI.com.
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