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Serena Williams Covers New York Mag's Fall Fashion Issue

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New York Magazine unveiled its fall fashion issue this morning and Serena Williams, one of the best athletes in the world, is front and center. She's wearing an Elizabeth and James dress on the cover, which was shot by Norman Jean Roy. The equally stunning inside shots show Williams in two different bodysuits and the Elizabeth and James dress again, this time cradling her Yorkie, Chip.

The accompanying interview looks at what's next for the tennis star, who, barring one more win at the U.S. Open next month, will become the world's greatest women's tennis player. She's setting up a life in fashion for herself after her tennis career wraps via an HSN line of athleticwear, although she tells New York that what she really wants to do is design wedding dresses. "That was my first real love," she told reporter Kerry Howley, "but then I was like, Listen. I’m playing professional tennis. I’ll just do athleticwear." Since she's already got Vogue's backing it probably won't be hard to branch out after she's finished conquering the Women's Tennis Association tour.

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