Sunday, May 1, 2011

National Tennis Month: Steffi Graf, 1997

May is National Tennis Month. There’s something alluring about a tennis player, and the sport has provided more athletes to the swimsuit issue than all others combined.This is a pretty incredible picture. Look at that body—it’s not the body of a model, it’s the body of an athlete. The superhero pose, and thighs you could bounce a brick off of...

This was an early foray into featuring athletes in the swimsuit issue (Gabrielle Reece was also featured that year), and Steffi provides a stark contrast to the softer curves of the Niki Taylors and Naomi Campbells and Stacey Williamses.

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