Anna Wintour Lauds Serena Williams as 'a Figure So Much Larger Than the Game She Has Mastered'

Last year's Brand Visionary winner presented this year's award to the tennis champ

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The presentation of this year’s Brand Visionary award—part of Adweek’s annual Brand Genius event—was a literal passing of the torch. Last year’s winner, Anna Wintour, presented this year’s award to Serena Williams at Wednesday night’s Brand Genius awards gala. And she did so with a moving tribute, not only to the tennis champion’s many achievements on the court throughout her decades-long career, but her personal strength, too.

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