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Mag cover proves Williams sisters could kick the ever-living crap out of you (pic)

With the US Open set to kick-off on Monday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, The New York Times Magazine put together a fascinating cover story on the Williams sisters, focusing upon their reemergence as forces to be reckoned with — both individually and as doubles teammates — on the women’s tennis scene.

As far as the age in which tennis players are expected to remain competitive on the pro circuit, Venus and Serena are getting up there in years (Venus just turned 32 and Serena will turn 31 in September) — but that hasn’t stopped the sisters’ resurgence, and it’s expected that the two could make a run at the Open, especially in light of how they have performed of late; in particular Serena, who won Wimbledon and gold at the London Games.

But all the talk and speculation and how everything will play out at Flushing Meadows in the next few weeks will be decided on the courts. What is most relevant here are the stunning physiques these young ladies are showcasing on the cover of the mag. Goodness gracious.

And yes, I stand by my opinion offered in the headline above: these two ladies could probably kick the ever-living crap out of you, should you be an regular man or woman of average shape. Forget about playing tennis against them, I would be reticent to consider, no matter my partner, entering the squared circle to take them on in a tag-team wrestling match.

Actually, on second thought, looking at that photo again, maybe I’m not too sure about that. It might be worth the trade-off. The ladies look phenomenal.

[H/T Game On!]