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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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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