Serena Williams as Sports Illustrated's 'Sportsperson of the Year' is #LifeGoals

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Serena Williams' legacy is becoming more impressive by the minute. She's currently the proud owner of six Wimbledon titles and in March, she made history by becoming the first black, female athlete to land a Vogue cover. And on Thursday, the 33-year-old's latest history-making moment arrived by way of this jaw-dropping Sports Illustrated cover which highlights Serena as the mag's Sportsperson of the Year.Werrrk, Serena. Not only does this breathtaking image represent fitness, life and career #goals all rolled into one, it marks the first time since 1983 that a woman has earned the Sportsperson title solo. If anyone doubted that Serena's a superhero IRL, this amazing honor and — ZOMG, that flawless pic — should definitely silence the haters.

Also, the manner in which Sports Illustrated describes the kick-ass cover girl has us bowing at Serena's throne:

We are honoring Serena Williams too for reasons that hang in the grayer, less comfortable ether, where issues such as race and femininity collide with the games...She was a difference-maker in other areas, speaking out against bodyshamers in both words and actions, posing for the Annie Leibovitz–shot Pirelli calendar in only a bikini bottom. The cover shot of this issue? Her idea, intended, like the Pirelli shots, to express her own ideal of femininity, strength, power.



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