Serena Williams was named Sports Illustrated´s 2015 "Sportsperson of the Year". It is the first time the magazine has chosen an individual female athlete since 1983.
The 34-year-old American tennis player amassed a 53-3 record and three major tournament titles - the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon - this year.
"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," SI editor Paul Fichtenbaum explained.