Within the lines of a simple tennis court, many have had the goal of being in the class of the greatest to ever do it and Serena Williams fits the category perfectly. As an appreciation for her success on and off the tennis court, Williams has been namedSports Illustrated‘s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year. You know her from shouting her passion while she plays, her honesty within interviews and the way she carries herself. She has inscribed her name within tennis history with numerous Grand Slam titles in single and double categories along with Olympic Gold Medals to match. Williams is also the face of Nike’s Tennis division along with many other endorsements. You can find more about Sports Illustrated‘s 2015 Sportsperson of the Year here.