The tennis ace graces the cover of the April issue of Vogue, becoming the first black female athlete to nab a solo cover for the mag. She previously appeared in the June 2012 issue with Ryan Lochte and Hope Solo.
For the cover spread, shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, the 33-year-old athlete is showing off her super-toned bod and killer arms in a slim-fitting blue sheath dress. She pairs her figure-hugging ensemble with a naturally curly 'do and minimal makeup.
In the accompanying interview, the brunette beauty opens up about the pressure of being a top-ranked player.
"It's hard and lonely at the top," she tells the mag. "That's why it's so fun to have Caroline [Wozniacki] and my sister [Venus Williams], too. You're a target when you're number one."
"Everyone wants to beat you. Everyone talks behind your back, and you get a lot more criticism," she adds. "God forbid I lose. It's like 'Why?' Well, I am human."
Williams is clearly proud of the fact that she can add Vogue cover model to her resume (of course!), announcing the big news on Instagram.
"#Vogue," she captioned the bikini-clad pic of herself reading the mag as she catches some rays.
To see the rest of Serena's gorgeous Vogue photos, pick up the April issue, on newsstands on March 25.