Serena Williams accepted her Sportsperson of the Year Award from Sports Illustrated on Tuesday night, and the tennis superstar showed that not only is she a dominant force on the courts, but also that she has a few jokes.
During her acceptance speech Williams talked about the adversity (beginning at 4:45 in the above video) she dealt with to become the top women’s tennis player in the world and win the award, including a bout with blood clots, as well as a certain Triple-Crown winning horse that stood in her way.
She also let her admirers know that happiness can be bought for just $9.95 a month.
Serena was presented the award by her sister Venus, who has seven majors of her own to add to her younger sister’s 21.
– Brendan Maloy