Serena Williams was honored yesterday as the Associated Press's pick for Female Athlete of the Year. This is the third time that she has won the award.
Williams, who won her 17th major in 2013, ended the year with a 78-4 record and 11 titles, as well as more than $12 million in prize money. She also ended the season as the oldest (32) number 1 player in WTA history. In addition, Williams enjoyed a 34-match winning streak during 2013.
"She just continues to be an inspiration to American tennis," said
Gordon Smith, the executive director of the USTA.