(NSFW) We have nothing but admiration over athlete’s bodies.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams and 2013 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Tomas Berdych will be featured in this year’s Body Issue, ESPN The Magazine announced Monday.
Both are in London as first-round play begins at the All England Club.
In this issue, Williams discusses her ordeal battling Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes white blood cells to attack a person’s moisture-producing glands.
Berdych, ranked No. 6 in the ATP, becomes only the second ATP player to pose for The Body Issue, following in John Isner’s footsteps last year. The two faced off in the fourth round at the French Open in June, when Berdych won in straight sets.
ESPN The Magazine’s sixth annual Body Issue is on newsstands July 11. A complete list of athletes to be featured in this year’s edition will be announced Wednesday on ESPN.com.
Editor’s Note: While we are waiting for the complete list of athletes to be featured in this year’s body issue, we have chosen 5 most striking images from this campaign: