Skip to main content

Photos: Meet The Tennis Star In This Year's SI Swimsuit Issue

Genie Bouchard, a 23-year-old women's tennis player from Canada, is one of the best athletes in the world. She's recently taken to modeling, too. Bouchard is in this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for the second straight year.

Which is more difficult? "This is harder than playing tennis," Bouchard said of modeling, possibly joking.

Last year, Bouchard was one of a couple of women's tennis players in the magazine. She was in it with Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

This year, she's in it again with another women's tennis star. This year's magazine also features Sloane Stephens.

Bouchard spoke to about being in the magazine again. She said it was easier the second time around.

"It was definitely easier! I was much less nervous this time around," Bouchard said."I felt I had experience from my first SI shoot which helped me for this second one. I actually asked MJ to 'go for it' more in this shoot because I felt so comfortable."

"Thank you @mj_day@darciebaum and the whole team at SI, love you guys & all the craziness we get up to. So grateful for your love," Bouchard wrote on Instagram.

"At the beginning of the shoot, it's always hard — wearing almost nothing definitely makes you feel self-conscious. But the photographer was amazing; he was so nice and supportive — he made me feel comfortable right away.

I realized I was there for a reason, and this gave me the confidence to be free and also have fun during the shoot!" Bouchard told

You can view Bouchard's entire shoot here. She was photographed by James Macari in Aruba.