Serena Williams has had quite the year. Sports Illustrated agrees, naming her their 2015 Sportsperson of the Year.
S.L. Price justifies the magazine's pick first by running through her accomplishments on the court:
But 2015 also marked a year, as Price points out, where Williams seemed to constantly battle not only illness and injury, but also people's perceptions of her as a black female athlete. For the first time, she returned to the elite tour stop in Indian Wells, California, where in 2001 the crowd booed her and yelled racial slurs. This time, she got a standing ovation.
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