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.