ESPN Body Issue 2014 Naked Athletes: Venus Williams Is Butt-Naked with one arm covering her breasts

Venus Williams, the 34-year-old tennis star poses nude in a beach-y background and credits her sister for getting her to say yes to the photo shoot because Serena had done so in the past. 

Except that she felt a bit of stage fright when the moment arrived.

Venus Williams Is Butt-Naked in ESPN the Magazine - Find Out Why Posing Nude Was "Very Easy" for Her.

Venus Williams displays her perfectly toned posterior and sleek waist-length locks as she follows in the footsteps of her sister Serena, who appeared on the debut cover of the Body Issue in 2009.

Serena called Venus during the shoot to offer encouraging words that showed her support.

"...I love shooting with both Serena and Venus because they each have beautiful hair with amazing texture. They make my job easy!" - Angela Meadows.
Venus Williams annual ESPN The Magazine's Body issue

Angela Meadows, the Miami-based stylist and salon owner who worked with Venus, knew what she wanted to do to put together a grand-slam look.

Tennis champ Williams, 34, looks gorgeous on her cover surrounded by a backdrop of silky white sheets and a powder blue sky filled with clouds.

Venus Williams' lean body and firm booty is showcased in flawless form as she confidently poses with one arm covering her breasts and the other draped atop her head.

ESPN The Magazine released its 2014 Body Issue covers, and this year's featured athletes include Venus Williams, Michael Phelps, and Prince Fielder—each in the nude.

Short WIKI Venus Williams

Born June 17, 1980 (age 34)
Lynwood, California
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro October 31, 1994
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Richard Williams
Oracene Price
Prize money

In late June 2010, Venus Williams released her first book, titled Come to Win; on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession, which she co-wrote with Kelly E. Carter. In promotion of the book she embarked on a tour around America in support of the release, whilst also appearing on several talk shows including The Early Show and Good Morning America. This gave her a place on the top 5 The New York Times Best Seller List.