Victoria’s Secret may want to chat with Serena Williams about walking in next year’s fashion show.
The tennis ace showed off her fit form in a lingerie-like gown at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year ceremony in New York on Tuesday.
Williams, 34, who earned this year’s coveted title, paired her sheer sheath with T-strap pumps and matching black accessories as she made her way down the red carpet with sister Venus, 35, in tow.
As the first African-American female to score the top prize, Williams addressed the crowd at Chelsea Piers with a touching speech.
“For all the ladies out there, yes we can do it… My hope [that] by winning this award [I] can inspire many, many, many more women,” she said. “I still have goals and I still have a dreams of winning and this award makes me actually want to work harder to reach more goals.”
Williams was on the path to making history at the U.S. Open this summer, but was upset during the women’s semifinals when the unseeded Roberta Vinci dashed her dreams of a Grand Slam. And while the multi-talented athlete is eager to get back on the court, as she told Sports Illustrated, the most prominent chapter of her life is still unwritten.
“Everyone always asked, ‘What was your greatest moment in tennis?’ And I always said it hasn’t happened.”
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