Serena Williams is on the cover of the July Body issue of Essence Magazine and she has opened up about her body image. She said, “It can be a bit weird. Before it was, ‘Serena has a big butt,’ and that was all. Now there are way more people who feel comfortable with themselves and they’re saying, ‘I’m a woman, and this is what I look like.’ I always say, ‘We’re popular now! We’re finally in style!'”

Serena also talked about aging gracefully, saying, “I feel lighter, I feel healthier, and even though I’m 31 – which really isn’t old, but for an athlete, particularly a tennis player, it’s old – I promise you, my body has never felt better. Considering how much I’ve played and how much I’ve done, I feel fine. I’m strong…”

The issue hits newsstands on June 7th.  (Pulse of Radio)