Serena Williams talks tennis, pregnancy in Vanity Fair cover story

Tennis legend Serena Williams is featured posing nude for the latest Vanity Fair cover story released on Tuesday -- where she talks athleticism, finding love and life as an expectant mother.

The 35-year-old tennis legend reacted via Twitter on Monday when former player John McEnroe said Serena would rank "like 700 in the world" in men's circuit play, and Vanity Fair cleared any further doubt up in deeming her the GOAT of tennis play.

"Let's just get this out of the way right now: Serena Williams is the best tennis player in history," Buzz Bissinger writes. "With an aggregate winning percentage of 85.76 percent and 72 tournaments won on the Women's Tennis Association tour (including the 23 grand-slam victories in 29 singles finals, not to mention 14 doubles finals with sister Venus). She has earned $84,463,131 in career prize money and nearly twice that in endorsements and appearance fees."

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Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams celebrates winning her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber with the trophy REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber hold their respective winner and runner up trophies after Serena Williams won their womens singles final match REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber hold their respective winner and runner up trophies after Serena Williams won their womens singles final match REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams and Germany's Angelique Kerber hold their respective winner and runner up trophies after Serena Williams won their womens singles final match REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams celebrates winning her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber with the trophy REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams with Germany's Angelique Kerber after winning their womens singles final match REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams celebrates winning her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 Germany's Angelique Kerber in action againstUSA's Serena Williams in the womens singles final REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams celebrates winning her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber with the trophy REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams celebrates during her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Toby Melville
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams celebrates winning the first set in the womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams reacts during her womens singles final match against Germany's Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams in action against Germany's Angelique Kerber during the womens singles final REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 Singer Beyonce with her husband musician Jay Z with USA's Serena Williams' family and friends on centre court during the womens singles final REUTERS/Adam Davy/Pool
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 7/9/16 USA's Serena Williams in action against Germany's Angelique Kerber during the womens singles final REUTERS/Toby Melville
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When it comes to a more broad conversation about the best athlete of Serena Williams' era, the 35-year-old sports legend told Bissinger, "If I were a man, then it wouldn't be any sort of question."

Aside from her acclaimed career and sports phenom-status, Vanity Fair delves into Williams' personal life and how she found love -- and soon-to-be motherhood -- with fiancé and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Williams describes to the magazine how she found out she was pregnant, just one week before the start of the Australian Open.

"Oh my God, this can't be—I've got to play a tournament," Serena told Vanity Fair. "How am I going to play the Australian Open? I had planned on winning Wimbledon this year."

Williams went on to win the Australian Open, marking her 23rd Grand Slam Title.

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