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Serena Williams Voted AP Athlete of the Year


Serena Williams caps off her banner year by clinching the AP Female Athlete of the year title for the fourth time. Williams won the vote easily and bested U.S. soccer player Carli Lloyd for the honor.


34-Year-Old Williams is ranked number one in the world. She won the French Open, Wimbledon, and the Australian Open, bringing her total number of titles to 21.  Only two women who've ever played the sport have more Grand Slam titles than she has.
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Despite setbacks, Serena plays to win. Despite losing the US Open in the final round, she's not lost her fire. She's set herself up for an incredible 2016.

She's fresh off winning the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards. At that ceremony she made it clear that the haters will not get her down by reciting Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise."
Serena Williams Recites Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise'

As if we couldn't love Serena Williams more. Serena's Sportsperson of the Year Speech Just Gave Us Motivation to Get Through the Day goo.gl/fb/Ohs2qK

Posted by For Harriet on Friday, December 18, 2015


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