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

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.