Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Serena Is SI Athlete Of The Decade

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09:  Honoree/tennis player Serena Williams speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in       * Next »  NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Honoree/tennis player Serena Williams speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City.New York City.
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Honoree/tennis player Serena Williams speaks onstage at the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City.

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An embarrassment of riches, really. This one from Sports Illustrated:

Some might argue that Williams, 28, is the best story in sports (notwithstanding her temper tantrum at the 2009 U.S. Open). Consider her accomplishments this decade: She won nine of her 10 Grand Slam singles titles and two Olympic gold medals in doubles (with her sister Venus), and she recently reclaimed the No. 1 ranking. She boasts the most powerful game in modern tennis, and she is best when the stakes are highest. Throw in the nearly $29 million in prize money -- most of it earned in the aughts -- and it's an improbable haul for a woman who was schooled in the game along with Venus by their father, the self-taught Richard, on pockmarked public courts in Compton, Calif.

(Thanks, Pamela)

5 comments:

Karen said...

Embarrassment of riches indeed. As I said earlier, makes you wonder why the ITF was taking so long to make its decisions. Congrats girl, go on with your bad self.

lilac said...

LOL. Take that, Cronin, Carillo and the rest of you. Congrats Mizz Serena. You deserve it.

Michael said...

Awesome stuff for Serena. The men are taking tennis to the top too, as Nadal defeating Federer in the Wimbledon Final was the SI #1 game of the decade.

Matt said...

Congratulations Serena. An exceptionally well deserved title. You owned the past decade. My hand is on my heart hoping you own the next one, too. I truly believe you can do it.

Dapxin said...

Unquestionably well deserved.

Congrats to Serena, indeed.