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Agnieszka Radwanska, John Isner pose for ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

Aga Radwanska Agnieszka Radwanska likes to eat a plate of pasta 30 minutes before a match. (Alan Clarke for ESPN The Magazine)

Agnieszka Radwanska and John Isner are the latest tennis players to bare it all in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, which hits newsstands this week. Serena Williams, James Blake, Vera Zvonareva, Daniela Hantuchova and wheelchair star Esther Vergeer have all posed for the annual issue.

The 5-foot-8 Radwanska and 6-10 Isner spoke with ESPN about how their body types affect their game, how they stay in shape and how it took them some time to accept that they weren't going to look like everyone else on tour.

Excerpts from ESPN's interview with Radwanska:

What do you like about your body?

AR: I feel fortunate that I can stay pretty lean without having to do too much gym work. With tennis, you have to play nearly every day, so I don't get to spend as much time in the gym as I would like. But for as long as I can remember I have been playing tennis, so I have a pretty active lifestyle.

What about your body would surprise us?

AR: Probably my eating habits. Unlike most players, who eat at least two hours before matches, I can eat a full meal and go straight out on the court. In fact, I prefer to do that. My usual routine is a plate of pasta 30 minutes before I'm due to go on court. If I don't, I end up starving midmatch. That habit dates back to when my dad used to pick me up from school and drive me straight to matches. We had no time for dinner, so I had to stuff myself in the car.

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your body?

AR: I've always been much smaller and slighter than my peers. When I played junior tournaments in Poland, I was always playing up an age group, so I was much younger and much smaller than the other kids. The joke used to be that if the wind blew too hard it would blow me away! But that never bothered me and wasn't a hindrance to my game. I was never intimidated by older girls and never thought about it. I was coached to focus 100 percent on my own game rather than get worked up about the opponent. And now, I believe I've gotten physically stronger every year I've been on the tour.

John Isner The 6-10 John Isner says he likes his playing weight to be 235-240 pounds. (Alan Clarke for ESPN The Magazine)

Excerpts from ESPN's interview with Isner:

What do you like about your body?

JI: I'm a tall guy; I'm 6'10". I've done a good job putting some meat on my bones since my freshman year of college. It's taken a lot of work. I was just under 200 pounds my freshman year; I was 6'8" and 198 pounds. Now I'm 6'10", 238. I could get heavier if I just ate a little bit more, but for my playing weight, I like being between 235 and 240. But back in college, I was a tall, goofy, underdeveloped kid. At 19, I didn't have a hair on my face. When I was 20, I looked 14. I feel I've grown out of that stage. I just turned 28, and, luckily for me, I look like a 28-year-old.

If you could change something about your body, what would it be?

JI: I would like to have a bigger chest, but right now, when I'm playing tennis, is not the time. A big upper body is not a great thing for tennis, and for me, flexibility is important. But when I'm done playing tennis -- which is hopefully a long way away -- I'll have time to work on that.

Have you ever felt self-conscious about your body?

JI: As a kid, I was a little self-conscious because I was so much taller than everyone. A bad habit of mine used to be slouching. My mom and grandparents would try to get me to stand up straight and have good posture. Eventually, I realized my height was something I couldn't control, so I might as well accept it. I've certainly turned it into a positive, because without my height I probably wouldn't be as good of a tennis player. It's a gift, and I've made something of it.

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