Melbourne: Serena Williams posed for what was the most amazing photo shoot of her career, giving an 'in your face' response to all those who accused her of being 'built like a man.'

The 33-year-old Tennis ace, who claimed 2015 Wimbledon ladies championship, posed for New York Magazine to promote her new season fashion release, the Serena Williams Signature Statement Spring 2015 collection, reported.

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Serena during the shoot. Pic Courtesy/ Serena Williams' official Instagram account

It's the first time the 21-time grand slam champ has been pictured like such, flaunting her abs and toned physique.

Speaking about her transition from professional tennis to fashion post-career, Williams clarified that she doesn't see herself sticking around tennis her whole life and she doesn't even hold onto all of the accolades she has won over the years.

She had some in her house here and there and had her grand-slam trophies 'somewhere', said Williams, who would be defending her US Open crown at Flushing Meadows in New York.