October 05, 2011
Last week we shared the news that world No. 3 Vera Zvonareva would be posing nude in the upcoming "Body Issue" for ESPN The Magazine. The annual issue won't hit newsstands until Friday, but some of the pictures were released today, including the shot of the Russian tennis star.
Click the following link to see the entire picture (it's no more revealing than anything you'd see in SI's swimsuit issue).
The whole gallery is impressive and worth a glance, though I still can't figure out how you take a picture of Vera Zvonareva and hide her piercing blue eyes behind a shadow.
ESPN also released a video of Vera's photo shoot that can be viewed here.