Serena Williams joins top models for a sexy calendar photoshoot


Every year, Pirelli asks twelve of the world's most beautiful women to appear in their much-talked-about calendar. 

The calendar is usually a collection of provocative portraits released annually by the Italian tire manufacturer.

While invitations have historically been reserved for supermodels and fashion icons, the first star set to appear in the 2016 edition is American sports legend, Serena Williams.

The tennis pro took to Twitter today to announce the exciting news.

The calendar is famous for its sexy edge and tasteful touch of nudity, was shot in July and will be released in its entirety come November.

Joining the ranks of so many supers, Serena has achieved Pirelli girl status just as Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Joan Smalls have in the past.