In 2018, former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens made her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit debut.
Stephens got to work with SI Swimsuit photographer James Macari in Aruba.
At first, Stephens was a bit uncomfortable in this new setting. However, she quickly gained confidence on SI Swimsuit's set.
"This is not the most comfortable thing for me, to be in a swimsuit... it took a little push, but once I got past that barrier, I’m on a whole other level," Stephens said. "Once you get comfortable and feel so good about yourself, there’s no stopping you."
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit shared a video of Stephens on set for her 2018 photoshoot.
Here are some of the top photos of Stephens:
Stephens is hopeful the 2023 season will conclude with her adding another Grand Slam title to her résumé.
You can view Stephens' photos with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit here.