Williams also paid some style homage to the honoree by wearing the sleeveless black and gold Versace dress that Hadid modeled during the Spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection during Milan Fashion Week. That wouldn't have been good for Gigi's intricate lace Zuhair Murad Couture gown. She finished the look with a high ponytail and a coordinating metallic hair accessory.
The 36-year-old was ranked No. 1 in the world eight different times, and she holds the most Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, doubles, and singles amongst active players.
And it's not the first time Bella has helped save Gigi from falling in the public eye.
Trump praises India and Narendra Modi; attacks China at APEC Summit
Trump had travelled to Danang from Beijing, where he had also discussed America's huge trade imbalance with China. Trump noted that countries outside of APEC were making great strides in this new chapter for the Indo-Pacific.
"...it shows how much you mean to me", she said.
"I want to let you know that just because I'm standing here, winning this award, doesn't mean that I have it all figured out".