Serena Williams was named Sports Illustrated 2015 Sportsperson of the Year

By Gabrielle Olya
December 15, 2015 05:00 PM

Serena Williams is just as much of a star in front of the camera as she is on the tennis court.

The Sports Illustrated 2015 Sportsperson of the Year, 34, shared on Instagram a behind-the-scenes photo from her cover shoot, in which she is hanging from a ring while wearing a white dress that showcases her athletic physique.

“I have some fun shots from the Sports Illustrated shoot,” she captioned the photograph. “I love this one. #deepbreath #GettingReadyForNextYear.”

The tennis pro also shared her excitement at winning the coveted title in another Instagram post.

“This year was spectacular for me,” she captioned her Instagram of the cover shot, which shows her wearing a sexy body suit while sitting on a golden throne. “For @SportsIllustrated to recognize my hard work, my dedication, and my sheer determination gives me hope to continue on and do better.”

“As I always say, it takes a village – it’s not just one person,” she continued. “This is not just an accomplishment for me, but for my whole team. I am beyond honored. I love you guys! 2016? #letsdoit.”

Williams hasn’t been shy about flaunting her amazing figure lately – she was also recently featured in the 2016 Pirelli calendar, in which she posed for photographer Annie Leibovitz wearing only a pair of underwear.