Serena has demonstrated a dominance on the tennis court that cannot be rivaled and by many sports fans shall go down as proving that she is one of the true greats to ever play the game. On and off the court Serena continues to find success in all that she touches. This year Serena has been the cover girl for countless magazines, shown a collection during New York Fashion Week, been a rumored love interest of hip hop artist Drake, chased a thief down for her stolen phone and oh yeah won three Grand Slam events — Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon bringing her Grand Slam total to 21.
Serena Williams can add one more honor to her credit being named Sports Illustrated’s SportsPerson of the year for 2015. Sports Illustrated excitedly took to Twitter early in the a.m. in order to share the good news. Paul Fichtenbaum, the editor of the Sports Illustrated Group explained why Williams was the obvious choice stating,
“She was the most deserving person for the award. She had an amazing year. The way she won her events; the fact that she’s done this for so many years at such a high level. She was a terrific candidate in a year of terrific candidates.”
Being chosen for this honor is no small feat, for Williams is the first individual woman to be selected since track champion Mary Decker in 1983. Serena shared her thoughts on this moment that was literally over 30 years in the making saying,
“This year was spectacular for me. For SportsIllustrated to recognize my hard work, my dedication, and my sheer determination gives me hope to continue on and do better. As I always say, it takes a village it’s not just one person. This is not just an accomplishment for me, but for my whole team. I am beyond honored. I love you guys! 2016? #letsdoit”
Serena Williams we continue to be super proud of you and all of your achievements. The sky is never the limit for you and we agree bring it 2016!