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Female athletics have risen to the forefront lately with the United States women's soccer team winning a World Cup and Serena Williams putting together another great run at Wimbledon.   

Williams, along with many of her fellow female tennis players, discussed some of the personal and professional difficulties they have faced throughout their careers as it pertains to their body image.

Speaking to Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times, Williams talked about how she struggled for a long time with how to exercise and the way she looked:

I don't touch a weight, because I'm already super fit and super cut, and if I even look at weights, I get bigger. For years I've only done Thera-Bands and things like that, because that's kind of how I felt. But then I realized that you really have to learn to accept who you a...

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