Serena Williams named 'Sportsperson of the Year'

By Pheto Ramakobya
15 December 2015

Sports Illustrated has crowned Serena Williams as the Sportsperson of the Year. Serena's award has been seen by many as a welcome celebration of  Williams' impressive career, and as an achievement for women and people of colour in sports.

She is the first woman to have been given the title after Mary Decker in 1983. Since its creation in 1954. Williams is the third and only black woman to win the title.

“This year was spectacular,” said Williams, in a post on Instagram on Monday.

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