|Ali Krieger poses naked and will feature in the 2015 edition of ESPN Magazine's The Body Issue|
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and United States women's defender Ali Krieger are the latest sports stars to get their kit off for ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue. Wawrinka, who beat Joao Sousa in straight sets in his first round match at Wimbledon on Monday, and Krieger bared all for the 2015 edition of the publication which will hit the newsstands on July 10.
Full back Kreiger, 30, who is currently representing USA at the Women's World Cup in Canada, posed naked with a golden ball at her feet for the annual edition of the magazine.
|Satn Wawrinka also gets his kit off for the publication that will hit the newsstands on July 10|
|French Open champion Wawrinka plays a backhand stroke during the photoshoot|
Wawrinka joins tennis stars Venus Williams and Tomas Berdych on the list of sportsmen and women to feature in The Body Issue and is pictured playing tennis strokes. The 30-year-old Swiss won his second Grand Slam at Roland Garros in June after winning the Australian Open in 2014, but he concedes he is still a long way behind Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
'They are better in everything,' he told ESPN. 'They are just better tennis players than all the rest. Those three guys are just too good, Andy Murray also. 'Look at how many Slams they won, especially Roger, Rafa and Novak. They are huge champions. They are so consistent. I need to work on my consistency. That's something I really want to improve.
|Wawrinka was in action at Wimbledon on Monday and beat Joao Sousa in straight sets|
|Wawrinka is bidding to win his second consecutive Grand Slam title during this year's Wimbledon|
|Krieger (centre) is currently in Canada representing USA at the Women's World Cup|
'I don't compare myself to them. That's not my goal. My goal is to give my best every day, continue to play well and live wonderful moments like I did in Paris.' Krieger, who will line up against Germany in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, spent five years playing in Frankfurt and consider Germany a home away from home.
'I consider Germany my second home. The tattoo on the side of my body is from the first German book I ever read, The Little Prince.
|Krieger, pictured against China, has helped the US reach the semi-finals, where they play Germany|
|Krieger, 30, spent five years playing in Germany with Frankfurt and considers it her second home|
'Translated, it says, "One can see good with the heart, because what is essential is invisible to the eye." It represents my time there. It stuck with me and inspired me. Krieger has also revealed how she worries about keeping her bottom in good shape. 'I love to do lunges because I don't want my butt to start sagging. I say that to my trainer all the time; he thinks I'm nuts.'