Amazing: Serena Williams Wins AP Athlete of Year Award For 3rd Time

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serena wins apBy Staff Blogger

Serena Williams has often said that as far as winning goes, she is never satisfied. While she may never be satisfied, she most certainly must be feeling great right now; the tennis super star has just won the The Associated Press’ 2013 Female Athlete of the Year award for the third time.

The California native worked her way back up to the top and in February 2013 she became the oldest number one in WTA rankings history and has managed to maintain her position.

In a AP interview, Williams said,

“Whenever I lose, I get more determined, and it gives me something more to work toward…I don’t get complacent, and I realize I need to work harder and I need to do better and I want to do better – or I wouldn’t keep playing this game.”

In order for Williams to win, news organizations voted and she was a clear winner, raking in 55 of 96 votes, while Brittney Griner, who was second only got 14 votes.

What makes Williams story so amazing is that she has struggled with illness and injuries that many thought would end her tennis career but she pulled through and landed on top.

While we already know that Serena has succeeded in winning the honor of female athlete of the year, the Male Athlete of the Year recipient has not yet been revealed. It will be announced Thursday.

Williams, who who is now 32 years old and still going strong has had an amazing year and is said to have “produced the finest women’s tennis season in years.”

Congratulations to Serena Williams and her team of coaches and trainers.

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  1. Serena knows how to do the TENNIS TANGO!

    The Last Tango in Tennis

    Catch it in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York Town.*
    Every year this Dance Fever comes around.
    Move your feet and get ready.
    To make it to the Finals you got to rock steady
    Hit and don’t miss the little hairy ball.
    To succeed you have to give it your all.
    Hustle, shuffle, shake, slip and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    They beat the balls in the early morning mist.
    The Tennis Tango is done like this.
    Balance your weight on both of your feet.
    Center the racket where both hands meet.
    Don’t favor the left and don’t favor the right.
    Shuffle left and then right when the fight gets tight.
    Hustle, shuffle, shake, slip and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    To master this game, stay on your toes.
    This is how the Tennis Tango Dance goes.
    Lead with the Racket and turn to your right**,
    And look for the ball in flight.
    Turn your left shoulder perpendicular to the net
    Step across with your left foot next.
    Keep the racket up and down, vertically to the ground
    Get plenty of back swing before bringing the racket around.
    Hustle, shuffle, shake, slip and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    The center of the racket is a spot named sweet. ***
    Get out of the oven if you can’t stand the heat.
    Wrists locked, arms straight, racket out in front of the body.
    Use the Sweet Spot to hit shots that are not too shoddy.
    Go with the flow of the racket on the follow through
    In order for the ball to go where you want it to.
    Practice this dance from steps one thru five
    Tennis Tango can make you healthy, wealthy and wise.
    Hustle, shake, shuffle, glide and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    *The locations of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U. S. Open, the Grand Slams of Tennis.
    **These are the steps to hitting a traditional forehand: (0) is the ready position; (1) turn to the right or left; (2) step across by bringing the trail foot slightly to the front of the right foot; (3) swing the racket back and down for back swing; (4) bring the racket back around and make contact with the ball at a point comfortably in front of the body; (5) after hitting the ball, continue the swing diagonally across the body until the racket approach the opposite shoulder. A South Paw’s forehand is the same as the backhand or the reverse of the motions outlined here.

    ***The geometric center of the tennis racket.

  2. Serena knows how to do the “TENNIS TANGO”!

    The Last Tango in Tennis

    Catch it in Melbourne, Paris, London and New York Town.*
    Every year this Dance Fever comes around.
    Move your feet and get ready.
    To make it to the Finals you got to rock steady
    Hit and don’t miss the little hairy ball.
    To succeed you have to give it your all.
    Hustle, shuffle, shake, slip and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    They beat the balls in the early morning mist.
    The Tennis Tango is done like this.
    Balance your weight on both of your feet.
    Center the racket where both hands meet.
    Don’t favor the left and don’t favor the right.
    Shuffle left and then right when the fight gets tight.
    Hustle, shuffle, shake, slip and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    To master this game, stay on your toes.
    This is how the Tennis Tango Dance goes.
    Lead with the Racket and turn to your right**,
    And look for the ball in flight.
    Turn your left shoulder perpendicular to the net
    Step across with your left foot next.
    Keep the racket up and down, vertically to the ground
    Get plenty of back swing before bringing the racket around.
    Hustle, shuffle, shake, slip and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    The center of the racket is a spot named sweet. ***
    Get out of the oven if you can’t stand the heat.
    Wrists locked, arms straight, racket out in front of the body.
    Use the Sweet Spot to hit shots that are not too shoddy.
    Go with the flow of the racket on the follow through
    In order for the ball to go where you want it to.
    Practice this dance from steps one thru five
    Tennis Tango can make you healthy, wealthy and wise.
    Hustle, shake, shuffle, glide and slide
    From the Fore hand to the Back Hand Side.

    *The locations of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U. S. Open, the Grand Slams of Tennis.
    **These are the steps to hitting a traditional forehand: (0) is the ready position; (1) turn to the right or left; (2) step across by bringing the trail foot slightly to the front of the right foot; (3) swing the racket back and down for back swing; (4) bring the racket back around and make contact with the ball at a point comfortably in front of the body; (5) after hitting the ball, continue the swing diagonally across the body until the racket approach the opposite shoulder. A South Paw’s forehand is the same as the backhand or the reverse of the motions outlined here.

    ***The geometric center of the tennis racket.

  3. Antoinette Bufford on

    Congratulations you are the greatest! A perfect example of determination and tenacity and yes a great role model for all children.

  4. It make me proud to see how Serena is able to dominate a sport that has traditionally been own by Caucasians for so long

  5. Yea People do not realise how good she is, I think she has another gear because sharapova threw the kitchen sink at her and serena just looked at ease also. Her movement along with steffi graff is the best ever. If you look back on her career she has not got a loosing record against anyone I can see her winning four another six years because the movement and service action is effortless or looks that way.

  6. I think like. Nadal and djokovic. She is always tweeking her game. People only see the power but she can slice volley drive volley take pace off. Everything. One lady point. I remember. Azerenka. Pushing her wide. Out of court Serena not only got the ball back but was back in the middle of the court. Azerenka. Looked shocked at the speed and flexibility she has

  7. Pierre C. Deshommes on

    We are really elated to see Serena Williams once more on the top of the World. She is one of my Model of determination for our young people today.
    This time I want to invite her to join our Crusade of eradication, elimination of Extreme Poverty among the 20% of the 7 Billion inhabitants on the face of the Globe by the year 2030 mostly in the Developing Countries such as:The Continent of Africa, the Euro-Asia/Pacific, Latin Americas, The Caribbean Islands and Haiti. Yes, Serena Williams can be our leading force and Model among the young in this field to show our people how we can make it too.

    We are developing a program by which we will be able to see a fair International Food Policy and a Fair-Trade beside the Free Trade with the Developed Countries. We are promoting self-reliance and self-dependency and a common prosperity among us. It’s about time to see the difference through actions.

    The 2014 is the year to start with determination and action. Researchers are all over to prove what I have been saying for over more than 35 years about the so-called International Food Aid. We must change our system. We can help them produce their own food and serve themselves and others around them. It doesn’t work, this Food Aid situation e Program, unless we agree and accept to change the system. People are still dying for lack of food. We can alleviate the situation by developing a Durable and a Sustainable Agricultural Development Program whereby we will invite the participation of the leaders and the experts of the Rural Communities of the Developing Countries with their input to solve the problem.

  8. I remember when the Williams sisters first came on the scene. Baby Sista had a mental block trying to beat her big sista Venus for a long time. When she finally did it’s been lights out for everybody most of the time. I checked their athletic built, Venus was built like a gazelle, Serena like a stallion, Venus played with grace, Serena power. In the end Serena’s stature stood the longest. She has held up physically and mentally strong the way she approaches the game of tennis and, perhaps life. I don’t know them like that but I will say, “Congratulations Serena, keep doing your own thing.”

  9. Serena is quietly destroying every record imaginable in the world of professional tennis…the greatest athlete (male or female) of the last decade, hands down! G=O=A=T (GREATEST OF ALL TIME)! all-time best in her business.

  10. I cannot keep this for myself. This morning while I was in the Ocala Utility Services Office in Florida, USA we saw a Senior white man approaching to our row while waiting for our turn to be called.
    This man came to my row were a young black lady in her thirties or forties. Since my seat was so closed to the young lady, the man had no choice but to pass me before reaching the black young lady.
    Here are some of the expressions used by this man. “I am from Sweden, I just received a personal e-mail from Serena Williams”. When I saw you from the back, talking about the young black lady, he said I taught you were Serena Williams”. Would you mine be on my face-book? And he continues to describe Serena Williams as one of the best Athlete of the all times”. The strange man mentioned that he was choked to receive such an e-mail from an outstanding “Vedette” worth more than $60 Millions dollars”.
    Before we turn to address and to engage this man in a meaningful conversation, he disappeared from the room while the young lady tries to explain to us how this morning she got involved and cut up in a dream whereby she saw her in a very strange place addressing the plights of the poor and the unfortunates on TV and in a very luxurious Mansion. She told us that she waked up her husband to explain this vision to him. I told to this guy that Serena Williams is one of my Model for our young Generation. And furthermore, not long ago, I sent a request to Serena Williams to be part of our Crusade to help us to eradicate hunger, famine, extreme poverty among the 20% of the 7 Billion inhabitants of the face of the Planet Earth mostly among the developing Countries who might be facing starvation and death by next year 2015. Anyone who can help me with this memo to touch Serena Williams, I will bless his name. It will not be for me, but these people and he or she will share the blessings with us. Thanks.

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