Sydney: Courting controversy once again, tennis superstar Serena Williams almost broke the Internet on Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing breast cancer awareness anthem, I Touch Myself.

In the Instagram video, Williams covers her breasts with her hands while singing the 1991 hit song by Australian band, Divinyls, captioning the post "This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I've recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit 'I Touch Myself' to remind women to self-check regularly. Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it's an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key -- it saves so many lives."

The song was co-written by Divinyls Australian vocalist Chrissy Amphlett who died of breast cancer five years ago aged 53.


A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Sep 29, 2018 at 8:19am PDT

So far, the video has received more than 1,554,540 views with fans lauding the tennis superstar for her bravery. 

The 37 year old has showcased her singing and dancing talents before on Instagram too. She even crip walked on the court in 2012 after winning all four of tennis' Grand Slam titles, an Olympic gold medal as well as becoming the first player to achieve a Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.


The tennis star recently made headlines after her tempestuous US Open final defeat to Naomi Osaka, where she smashed a racquet and accused an umpire of sexism.