Tennis superstar and all-around boss Serena Williams has had a whirlwind of a year: She won her fourth consecutive grand slam titles, took home three other major championships, and to finish it off, Sports Illustrated had just named her its 2015 Sportsperson of the Year.
“This year was spectacular,” Williams said in a statement. “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.”
It’s no secret that Williams has had an unbelievably successful career—she has won 66 doubles championships. Over the summer, she made WTA history when she had racked up more than twice as many overall career points as the world’s No. 2 female tennis player.
“I do want to be known as the greatest ever,” Williams said in the article (and we think it’s safe to say that she has reached that identifier!).