This is the 23rd year in which the publication has honored a group of public figures for their achievements; in its early incarnations, all the awardees were men.
Williams is named in this year’s quartet alongside actors Michael B Jordan, Jonah Hill, and Henry Golding.
Announcing GQ's Men (and Woman) of the Year 2018: @michaelb4jordan, @henrygolding, @jonahhill, and @serenawilliams (featuring handwriting by @virgilabloh) https://t.co/EpG3lKCJ3r #GQMOTY pic.twitter.com/6MgczSxSpq
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) November 12, 2018
The magazine describes her as “a tennis legend”, and later this week will publish an interview with her reflecting on her “remarkable year”.
Williams returned from maternity leave this year and reached the final of both Wimbledon and the US Open.