E! News caught up with the incredible athlete at the celebration for her award Wednesday where she opened up about her cover and the advice she would give young girls and even her younger self. Although many felt that Williams shouldn't have won the award—some felt Ronda Rousey or even horse American Pharaoh should be honored instead—the tennis champion urged her fans and youngins' to always give everything their all.
"I'd say just keep trying never stop. It's so important to keep going and believe in your dreams," Williams told us. "It's just really special."
Although many fans slammed the magazine for allegedly photoshopping her thighs to "look nonexistent," the 34-year-old tennis champion tells us that she felt it was perfect.
"The cover I thought was really amazing," she said. "It just captured everything."