Honoree Serena Williams Slays at Sportsperson of the Year Awards Celebration

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Slayin’ on and off the court.


As we reported on Monday, the tennis Queen was named 2015’s Sportsperson of the year, becoming the first female athlete in 30 years to be honored as such.

Wearing a sexy lingerie-esque black gown that showed off her legs, Williams looked amazing alongside her tennis pro sis Venus Williams.

Venus introduced her sister, saying, “It’s been an honour to be your sister. It’s the best job in the world. nd your wins are my wins. Every single one.”

At the podium, Serena told the crowd in her speech, “When I first learned that I would be Sportsperson, yes Sportsperson of the Year, I could not believe it. It had been over 30 years since the last time SI had recognized a woman for being Sportsperson of the Year. I think it was [track star] Mary Decker, to be exact. So for all the ladies out there, ‘Yes we can do it!’ ”

She added, “My hope by winning this award [is that it] can inspire many, many, many more women – in less than 30 years, of course – to stand right here on this podium and accept another Sportsperson of the Year.”