Serena Williams named to Time's 100 most influential list

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Serena Williams has made multiple appearances on Time's most influential list. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams made TimeMagazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Williams, a 17-time Grand Slam champion and current world No. 1, was also chosen in 2010.

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was tapped to write about Williams. Here's a snippet from Wade's essay:

Serena is a friend, but I also look up to her as a fellow athlete. I respect her relentless work ethic, focus, drive and discipline. I understand what it’s like to sustain injuries and the fight it takes to come back from them. I admire her ability to fight and how she has defied the odds with sheer determination and heart.

was featured in Time's list

Novak Djokovic was selected