Serena Williams has been named as GQ magazine's "Woman of the Year", celebrated with a special front cover.

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.

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.