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World No 1 female tennis player named Sports Illustrated Sports Person of the Year 2015

Serena won 21 Grand Slam titles as well as 53 of her 56 matches this season, and she was ranked No. 1 in women's tennis every week for the second consecutive year.

Serena Williams named Sports Illustrated Sports Person of the Year 2015

World number one female tennis player, Serena Williams  has been named Sports Illustrated Sports Person of the Year 2015.

Serena won 21 Grand Slam titles as well as 53 of her 56 matches this season, and she was ranked No. 1 in women's tennis every week for the second consecutive year.

The 34-year-old won three grand slams in 2015- Wimbledon Open, French Open and Australian Open.

She was on the verge of making history of winning four grand slams in a year beforelosing at the semi-final of the .

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"Serena has made a very strong case as not only the greatest tennis player of her generation but of all time, and after the string of performances she put together in 2015, she is one of the most dominant athletes playing today," The magazine noted in a statement.

This will be the first time a single woman has been honored on the magazine's cover since track and field athlete Mary Decker named in 1983.

Williams is also the first active tennis player to be named since Chris Evert earned the title in 1976.

Watch this video of Serena Williams, below:

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