No matter how much success she obtains on and off the tennis court, Serena Williams can't seem to avoid the topic of her body.
Sure, she has a successful fashion line on HSN. And yes, she is often called one of the greatest athletes of our time. But along the way, the gold medalist has learned to accept the fact that people are going to talk about her figure.
Through all the comments—both good and bad—Serena has become a role model for women of all ages thanks to her positive perspective and outlook on all things beauty.
It was on full display when she appeared in The FADER's latest issue where the topic of loving one's body came up once again.
"People have been talking about my body for a really long time. Good things, great things, negative things," she shared with the publication. "People are entitled to have their opinions, but what matters most is how I feel about me, because that's what's going to permeate the room I'm sitting in."