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It’s Serena’s world, and we’re just living in it.

After appearing absolutely stunning on the cover of New York Magazine‘s Fashion issue, Serena Williams is now serving major face on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. Inside the issue, the six-time Wimbledon champion isn’t holding anything back.

Check out a couple of the highlights below:

On why she plays tennis:

“I play for me, but I also play and represent something much greater than me. I embrace that. I love that. I want that. So ultimately, when I am out there on the court, I am playing for me.”

On being ranked less marketable than Maria Sharapova:

“If they want to market someone who is white and blond, that’s their choice. I have a lot of partners who are very happy to work with me. I can’t sit here and say I should be higher on the list because I have won more. I’m happy for her, because she worked hard, too. There is enough at the table for everyone. We have to be thankful, and we also have to be positive about it so the next black person can be No. 1 on that list. Maybe it was not meant to be me. Maybe it’s meant to be the next person to be amazing, and I’m just opening the door. Zina Garrison, Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe and Venus opened so many doors for me. I’m just opening the next door for the next person.”

For more, click here. Serena’s article will be in print in this Sunday’s edition of the NYT Magazine.

P.S. Did you know she’s back to dating Drake?

SOURCE: New York Times | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter

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