First they win on court and now they are winning on the beach. Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams are featured in the newly released Sports Illustrated 2017 Swimsuit issue.
The pictures and videos, snapped in the picturesque Turks and Caicos Islands, are impressive.
For Wozniacki and Williams, it's almost par for the course since it's Wozniacki's third straight year and Williams has appeared in the pages in years past.
“It’s always something that’s really fun and it always feel really good…,” Williams said in her behind-the-scenes video. “Every suit that I’ve worn has been better than the last, but I love the modern one piece that’s really really high.”
“First of all I’m not a size 2, and it’s OK to look good and to feel good,” Williams said. “And I’m strong and I feel like it's OK to look strong, to be sexy and to be a woman, and to be unbreakable…”
It was Bouchard's first time gracing the sands in a bikini (or less) for SI, but she seemed to settle into the role quickly.
“The first moment I heard I could be in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition I was very excited, but at the same time nervous,” Bouchard said. “My first thought was, oh my god, how am I going to do it?”
“The one shot that stands out in my mind is when I had an umbrella and I was jumping...” Bouchard said. “It was the most athletic shot of the day for sure.”
Wozniacki, a veteran swimsuit model by now, embraced the props on set wholeheartedly.
Caroline Wozniacki in the 2017 SI Swimsuit Issue P4 pic.twitter.com/DRGDvjPqew— CaroWozniackiNews (@CWTennis) February 15, 2017
“Today we had some fun props on set, we started off with the giant blow up lips…," the Dane said. "I tried to balance the giant lips, but it was quite difficult because the wind kept taking the lips away from me.”
It clearly all turned out very well though, with Wozniacki also venturing out onto dry land.
“This is my third year shooting. I think the first year I came in I was a little bit shy,” Wozniacki said. “But last year doing the body paint was really completely outside of my comfort zone—I think it became a little bit more sexy and a little bit more flirty. I think I’m feeling more comfortable this year…”