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Williams’s take on the haters? “I love my body, and I would never change anything about it,” she says. “I’m not asking you to like my body. I’m just asking you to let me be me. Because I’m going to influence a girl who does look like me, and I want her to feel good about herself.”

“I am who I am. I love who I am,” Serena Williams says. “Just that whole attitude of being strong and powerful—that’s something I can get behind.”

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