Texture members, read the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2015 cover story now, and look out for the full issue in Texture this Friday.


Serena Williams is Sports Illustrateds Sportsperson of the Year, thanks to her “tyrannical three-year reign” at the top, her triumphant battles against injuries and, on one November evening, the successful pursuit of a cellphone thief.

“This year was spectacular,” Serena Williams told the magazine. “For Sports Illustrated to recognize my hard work, dedication and sheer determination with this award gives me hope to continue on and do better. As I always say, it takes a village — not just one person. This is not just an accomplishment for me, but for my whole team and all my fans. I am beyond honored.”


Texture subscribers can read the story now on their device, and check back on Friday for the full issue of Sports Illustrated. Not yet a subscriber? Start your free trial to download the story and get unlimited access to the entire Texture catalog.