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Girl Power! Serena Williams STUNS In A Thong Bikini — 'It Really Made Me Feel Comfortable'

Serena Williams Gets Interviewed On An Italian Show In Milan
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Feb. 16 2017, Updated 4:20 p.m. ET

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Serena Williams Gets Interviewed On An Italian Show In Milan
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Summer's approaching, which can only mean one thing: the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is coming to a newsstand near you. And guess who's looking extra hot for the shoot!

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Tennis superstar Serena Williams reached out of her comfort zone and donned this skimpy red-hot two piece — and she looks absolutely incredible.

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"I've never worn a thong bikini, so for that to be my first shot was like a shot of espresso for me because I had to wake up immediately," she revealed in SI's behind-the-scenes clip. "The thong is perfect, it really made me feel comfortable. I'm officially a thong girl now!"

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Serena also slipped into this curve-hugging turquoise one piece, which was her favorite look. In addition to rocking multiple suits, she also played around with different steamy settings.

Serena Williams Shows Off A New Line Of Bras In Australia
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"The shower scene was amazing, because I also wanted to do something like that," the 35-year-old athlete said. "I've always wanted to let go — let my hair wet, let my face wet and take a supernatural picture that was strong and beautiful at the same time, and I really feel like we were able to achieve that with that shot."

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Serena Williams Shows Off A New Line Of Bras In Australia
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"I want people to come away with the fact that it's OK to be comfortable in your body. I'm not a size two. It's OK to look good and feel good and I'm strong. It's OK to look strong and to be sexy and to be a woman and to be unbreakable — all those things. I really want to have that influence for people out there that have my body type. I want them to be like, 'I look good too.' That's what I hope for."

What do you think of Serena's empowering message behind her SI shoot? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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