Serena and Venus Williams on the cover of Harper's Bazaar talk about life after retirement.

Serena and Venus Williams on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar talk about life after retirement.

Serena and Venus Williams dazzled in black swimsuits on the cover of the March issue of Harpers’s Bazaar.

The tennis superstars donned sexy one-shoulder jumpsuits for the issue of fashion magazine Heritage and spoke about life after retirement in an accompanying interview.

“From a very young age, everything we did was work,” Venus, 41, told Harper’s magazine.

Gorgeous: Serena and Venus Williams stunned in black swimsuits on the cover of the March issue of Harpers's Bazaar

Gorgeous: Serena and Venus Williams stunned in black swimsuits on the cover of the March issue of Harpers’s Bazaar

She continued, “So I think it’s surreal for Serena and me to explore that freedom. We have never been free.

On the cover, Serena pressed her cheek against her sister’s buff biceps as they stared into the camera.

Serena showed off her incredible figure in a Norma Kamali jumpsuit and dazzling Cartier High Jewelry accessories, including diamond necklaces and oversized circle earrings.

Sisters: The four-time Olympic champions modeled their swimsuits in identical poses with their hands on their hips for a magazine photo.

Sisters: The four-time Olympic champions modeled their swimsuits in identical poses with their hands on their hips for a magazine photo.

Venus’ slender physique was on full display in her Sara Christina swimsuit, which she paired with Panthère De Cartier diamond earrings.

The siblings had similar hairstyles, with long strands braided back from the forehead and dropped in body waves.

The four-time Olympic champions modeled their swimsuits in identical poses with their hands on their hips for a magazine photo.

Serena and Venus Williams on the cover of Harper's Bazaar talk about life after retirement.

‘We were never free’: Serena and Venus talk about life after future retirement in accompanying interview

In an interview, Venus jokingly talked about their plans after they retire from tennis.

She told the magazine: “Serena and I say that after tennis we will become bodybuilders. This may be extreme. It might not happen exactly like that, but who knows.”

Meanwhile, Serena explained that thinking about her heritage doesn’t affect her daily life.

“Serena and I say that after tennis we will become bodybuilders”: Venus jokingly spoke about their plans after they eventually retire from tennis

“Serena and I say that after tennis we will become bodybuilders”: Venus jokingly spoke about their plans after they eventually retire from tennis

“It’s something I don’t think about and don’t want,” she said. “I don’t want to think about leaving. I just think about who I am every single day behind closed doors and behind cameras. And that’s what I’m focused on.”

Venus also declined to discuss the impact of her legacy, saying, “I’m so inspired by other changemakers.”

“I really love design. I love mentoring. I love to pass on what I know.”

Serena on her legacy: 'I don't think about it and don't want to'

Serena on her legacy: ‘I don’t think about it and don’t want to’

While both sisters have achieved outstanding results in their long careers, Venus was quick to praise her sister by mentioning Serena’s 23 Grand Slam titles.

“Serena has all the trophies,” she told Harper’s, despite being a seven-time Grand Slam champion herself.

Venus also reflected on the media coverage of the sisters in their earlier career.

Pride: While both sisters have achieved outstanding results in their long careers, Venus was quick to praise her sister by mentioning Serena's 23 Grand Slam titles.

Pride: While both sisters have achieved outstanding results in their long careers, Venus was quick to praise her sister by mentioning Serena’s 23 Grand Slam titles.

“Usually one family has one good player and another not so good,” Venus said.

She continued, “And I think people told Serena that she wasn’t going to be great.

“The fearlessness with which she approached the game has always fascinated me.

Biopic: The sisters also discussed King Richard, the critically acclaimed 2021 film they are executive producing.

Biopic: The sisters also discussed King Richard, the critically acclaimed 2021 film they are executive producing.

“She doesn’t take a second. She herself told me directly that she was playing for the first place.”

The sisters also discussed King Richard, the critically acclaimed 2021 film they are executive producing.

King Richard follows Venus and Serena’s rise to greatness but mainly focuses on their father Richard, played by Will Smith.

Story: King Richard follows Venus and Serena's rise to greatness, but mostly focuses on their father Richard, played by Will Smith.

Story: King Richard follows Venus and Serena’s rise to greatness, but mostly focuses on their father Richard, played by Will Smith.

Venus said, “I don’t think people even thought about what happened before we went pro.

Serena remarked, “This is not a tennis film. It’s a movie about family.”

She explained her attitude towards the film by comparing King Richard to a superhero film.

Serena and Venus Williams on the cover of Harper's Bazaar talk about life after retirement.

‘I’m a dreamer and I love Marvel’: Serena explains her attitude to the film by comparing King Richard to a superhero movie

“I’m a dreamer and I love Marvel,” Serena told Harper’s.

“I think King Richard is like Iron Man and that there are still other stories around him.

“Next will obviously be the story of Venus, and then there will always be the story of our other three sisters, and then there will be the story of Mom, and then there will be the story of Serena.”

Tennis Father: Serena explained how the film's portrayal of their father, who put his health and happiness ahead of his career, challenged many people's conventional wisdom as parents of professional athletes.

Tennis Father: Serena explained how the film’s portrayal of their father, who put his health and happiness ahead of his career, challenged many people’s conventional wisdom as parents of professional athletes.

“When I look at it, I see that it just includes all this superhero stuff.”

Serena explained how the film’s portrayal of their father, who prioritizes their health and happiness over their careers, challenged many people’s conventional wisdom about parents of professional athletes.

“A lot of people know a different story of sports fathers, especially tennis fathers who are really bossy,” she said. And it wasn’t necessarily my father.

“Everyone is like, ‘How do you play tennis for so long?’ It’s because we didn’t grow up in an environment where it disgusted us.”

Sad: Serena also discussed the film's portrayal of her half-sister Yetunde, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2003, and her four-year-old daughter Olympia's reaction to the film.

Sad: Serena also discussed the film’s portrayal of her half-sister Yetunde, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2003, and her four-year-old daughter Olympia’s reaction to the film.

Serena said she was often hesitant to tell her father about her injuries as she knew he would insist that she rest before continuing to play.

“He’s always like, ‘Take your time. You will be fine. Do not play. ‘

She also shared important advice Richard gave her and her siblings.

Serena said: “My dad always told us to plan ahead.

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Goals: “We never planned to just play tennis and be only tennis players.  “We planned to do more,” Serena said.

Goals: “We never planned to just play tennis and be only tennis players. “We planned to do more,” Serena said.

She added: “We never planned to just play tennis and be only tennis players. “We planned to do more.”

Serena also discussed the film’s portrayal of her half-sister Yetunde, who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2003, and her four-year-old daughter Olympia’s reaction to the film.

“We made sure to remove everything that is not suitable for children,” said Serena.

She added, “It was actually more because of her saying ‘Tunde’ to me.

“She never dated my older sister. She says that she understands that Tunde is not around. I, unfortunately, was interested, but at least she knows her a little better.

Close: Serena also highlighted the family's close ties

Close: Serena also highlighted the family’s close ties

Serena also highlighted the family’s close bonds. She explained that although they do not celebrate holidays because they have grown up as Jehovah’s Witnesses, family gatherings are a priority for them.

She said, “We definitely like to always come up with ways…what does Lin call it?” Serena asked Venus, referring to their older half-sister, Lindreya.

Venus replied: “Brotherhood.”

Serena said, “Yes, Brotherhood. Lin says, “Let’s bring the Brotherhood together.” ‘

Venus also weighed in on the importance of their family serving as a role model for other African American families, though she claimed their family was “just unique to us.”

She continued, “Obviously we are an African American family and it’s important for people to see African American families in this dynamic… to have a role model.”

However, she claimed, “Our family was very unique.”

Unique: Venus also weighed in on the importance of their family serving as a role model for other African-American families, though she claimed their family was

Unique: Venus also weighed in on the importance of their family serving as a role model for other African-American families, though she claimed their family was “just unique to us.”

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