Serena Williams is bringing sexy back, as if it ever left.
The tennis champ is showing vulnerability and strength in a new photo for the 2016 Pirelli Calendar.
The concept of the shoot was to showcase women of all fields in their au naturale glory.
Other notables in the calendar include comedian Amy Schumer, Actress Yao Chen– the first Chinese Ambassador to UNCHR Goodwill and singer Patti Smith.
The portraits show the complexity of womanhood with dignity and admiration. The photographer, Annie Leibovitz is a frequent contributor to Vanity Fair (she even shot Caitlyn Jenner’s iconic cover photo).
You can check behind the scenes footage from the shoot here.