Serena Williams was forced to delete a photo from her Instagram account over the weekend, after more than 600 fans claimed the image was photoshopped to make her waist appear slimmer. Earlier this week the Serena Williams posted an image taken from People magazine’s most beautiful women of 2016 spread. But the snap quickly came under fire from her followers who said her waist appeared to be slimmed down.

Serena Williams’ waist in the picture appeared to be Photoshopped and made to look thinner-something that did not go down too well with her Instagram followers, who immediately responded with comments ranging from “I love her but the bar behind her waist is so warped. Disappointing,” to “I LOVE what you stand for and wish others would quit trying to alter your message and genetics!”


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This isn’t the first time Williams has copped criticism and accused of being photoshopped for a magazine. In December 2015, she appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, with social media users claiming the tennis star had her thighs and face altered.

Meanwhile, the tennis champion has just announced she will not compete in next week’s Madrid Open after coming down with the flu. The absence of Williams, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska is the top seed at the elite clay-court event.

After deleting the Photoshopped picture, Serena Williams then uploaded the untouched version of the same picture, much to the delight of her fans.

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