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Serena Williams Covers First Badass Women Issue for 'InStyle'

The superstar athlete talks motherhood, tennis and her enduring admiration for Kate Middleton.
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Photo: @InStyle/Twitter

It was just a few weeks ago that InStyle's editor-in-chief Laura Brown was enthusing about her magazine's upcoming "Badass Women" issue at Fashionista's annual conference, and now the issue is here for all to read. Serena Williams fittingly serves as the issue's cover girl, wearing a dress from The Row and a hat by Eric Javits in a shoot by Robbie Fimmano.

The cover story penned by Brown herself dives into Williams's experience as a new mother and, of course, her history as a champion tennis player, along with a few other things. In it, Williams discusses taking a pregnancy test and forgetting about it for hours, what she wore to the Royal wedding, pumping breast milk in the locker room before tennis matches and who tops her own badass women list (for the record, that would be Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kate Middleton).

Williams isn't the only "badass woman" profiled in the August issue, however. Monica Lewinsky, Aly Raisman, Helena Christensen, Hilary Swank, Andrea Mitchell, Ellen Barkin and Sasha Dorothy Lowuekuduk are also highlighted, representing the worlds of Hollywood, sports, animal welfare, politics and more.

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Read the full Serena Williams cover story here, and look out for the Badass Women issue of InStyle on newsstands on Friday, July 6.

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