The Laureus Sports Awards is arguably the most prestigious cross-discipline awards in the world at the moment and it's 2014 list of nominations is as strong a line-up as ever.
It is a difficult to task to decide whether one particular athlete has performed the most impressively over the preceding year, but Laureus have taken it on nonetheless.
Williams leads a stellar cast of incredible female athletes from sports such as football, downhill, athletics and swimming for the Sportswoman category, which is one of seven different categories - the others being Sportman, Team, Comeback, Breakthrough, Action and Disability.
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