New York Times Magazine pays homage to woman tennis players in ‘Women Who Hit Very Hard’ a photo editorial to build up hype for the upcoming US Open. A stunning editorial that contrasts the beauty of athletes such as Vera Zvonareva with the sheer strength and agility needed to compete in professional sports. Serena Williams shows off the brute strength that earned her thirteen Grand Slam victories, while Jelena Jankovic shows off her technique and Kim Clijsters shows off her famous flexibility. Videos of all the shoots are availalbe here, while the full editorial is here. The US Open begins at the US National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York on August 30th.
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