“It had been over 30 years since the last time SI had recognized a woman for being Sportsperson of the Year, so for all the ladies out there, yes, we can do it. When I first started playing tennis, women weren’t really encouraged to play sports let alone excel in sports. So my hope by winning this award I can inspire many many more women—in less than 30 years of course—to stand right here on this podium and accept another Sportsperson of the Year award. Yes, ladies, it can be done.” -Serena Williams
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.