Tennis Star Sloane Stephens Shows Off Her Photos From SI Swimsuit Issue (PICS + VIDS)

2018 Sydney International - Day 2

Sloane Stephens is quickly becoming one of the most notable faces in tennis today, having won five singles titles, including her first Major at the 2017 US Open. Not only did she become the lowest ranked player (83rd) to ever win the women’s singles title at the US Open, but she also was the first American woman apart from the Williams sisters to win a Grand Slam since Jennifer Capriati in 2002.

With all that out of the way, she recently became a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit athlete. Sloane made her first SI Swimsuit appearance this year. Here’s what she had to say about the experience.

Via SI:

On posing for SI Swimsuit: “I’ve always loved the beauty of the SI Swimsuit issue and thought it would be incredible to one day be a part of it. I honestly never thought I’d have the opportunity. When the opportunity was presented, I immediately said yes because I felt really honored to be a part of it.”

On expectations before the shoot: “I really had no expectations before the shoot. I was nervous and excited beforehand, but once I saw the vision for the issue, I became more relaxed. It was definitely better than I expected!”

On getting comfortable in a swimsuit: “Although I spend most of my time in training gear, I grew up near the ocean so I was pretty comfortable in a bathing suit. I had a little apprehension because the swimsuits were so tiny!”