SI Names Serena Williams 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

December 15, 2015

 

Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated's 2015 Sports Person of the Year. Even while battling injuries she again dominated women's tennis worldwide. She won 53 matches in 2015 while only losing three.

 

“This year was spectacular,” Serena Williams said to SI. "For Sports Illustrated to recognize my hard work, dedication and sheer determination with this award gives me hope to continue on and do better. As I always say, it takes a village -- not just one person. This is not just an accomplishment for me, but for my whole team and all my fans. I am beyond honored.” 

 

Serena becomes the first female athlete to win the honor since 1983 when Olympic track star Mary Decker won the Award.

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