The 34-year-old lawn tennis pro’s notable legs were heavily Photoshopped to appear slimmer on the sporty mag’s cover, that was unveiled Monday.
‘I needed to capture the important Serena,’ photographer Yu Tsai (and America’s Next top Model alum) claimed within the behind-the-scenes video.
And simply last month, Annie Leibovitz photographed the 21 times grand slam winner in all an un-retouched, topless glory for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar.
Williams made absolute to showcase her athletic 5ft9in figure as she strutted outside Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.
Serena’s lingerie-style frock featured a lace slip beneath a matching black chiffon maxi-skirt, which was open in the front.