Vera Zvonareva is one of over 20 athletes letting it (mostly) hang out in ESPN's 2011 "The Body Issue." In the magazine, which is on stands now, she talks about....wait for it.......her body! Check it out:
Have you ever felt self-conscious about your physique?
No. It wasn't something I ever thought much about. I was always involved in sports, even when I was in school, so I was always quite fit. Really, I don't remember a single day as a kid when I didn't play some kind of sport. Even if I wasn't playing tennis, I was going outdoors to rollerblade with my friends. If I had a day off, I would not think about going to the museum or staying inside.
How do you stay on top of your fitness?
I do different things. It depends on what I feel like. Some core sessions, sometimes I bike or run or jump rope. I like to mix it up. That's what I enjoy most -- being able to make it up as I go along. However, I don't do unusual things. I'm always thinking about not getting injured, so I don't want to do anything risky or dangerous.
For more of her interview, click here.
For a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, click here.
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