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Serena Williams Named Woman of the Year by Glamour Magazine

Serena Williams Named Woman of the Year

Looks like having a potty mouth won't hurt you too much. Serena Williams is one of 11 outstanding ladies Glamour magazine has chosen for its Women of the Year issue.

Glamour cites Williams's competitive spirit and drive as a testament to her success, even in the face of hardships like the tragic murder of her sister Yetunde and her rise through the rankings after suffering injuries in 2006. This year it all came full circle for Williams when she captured the Wimbledon victory against her sister, Venus — whom she credits as being a major force in motivating her to work the hardest and become the best.

Besides her Wimbledon victory, Williams has 11 Grand Slam titles, two Olympic gold medals, and has earned more prize money than any female athlete in history. But her trophies and bank account aren't the only reason Glamour thinks Williams is tops. Between winning matches, she's managed to start her own clothing line, pen an autobiography, and open a school in Kenya through her Serena Williams Foundation.


Who else did Glamour name as Women of the Year? Some of the other notables Williams holds court with are Michelle Obama, Maria Shriver, Rihanna, and poet Maya Angelou.


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Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Maybe they went to print before the incident?
culinarygirl culinarygirl 7 years
Serena has been cheated before at the US OPEN! You would have been upset too. She is WOMAN of the year for standing up to those officals that don't want her to succeed! YEAH Serena! You go WOMAN!
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I am disappointed that they chose Serena. I like her sister Venus so much more. Serena seems to have such a bad attitude and bad sportmanship. When Venus beat Serena for the Wimbledon in 2008, Venus (and her parents) spent the whole time having to talk about how great Serena is and apologizing to Serena because Serena was throwing a fit that she lost to her sister. That is sad that the one sister is constantly overshadowed to the point that when she wins, she can't enjoy her moment, she has to placate her sister. I wish they would have chosen somebody else.
fauxcat fauxcat 7 years
Spectra, she didn't beat them out - they were all named Women of the Year. Like, collectively.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm surprised she beat out Michelle Obama and seems like Rihanna has gone through a lot more personal crap this year and has emerged from it so well that I would've thought she would be a better choice.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
um, she did a really good job about apoligizing and making it clear that what she did was wrong. i'm not a huge fan, but i like her and think that she's a fine pick.
tigrelis tigrelis 7 years
I have no respect for Glamour anymore.
fauxcat fauxcat 7 years
Yeah...I like Glamour, but I would've left Serena off the list this year. Her behavior at the US Open was ridiculous. Plus, she's already overexposed - practically every article ever written about her is about how she's a great role model, etc etc. To me, great role models don't yell "I'll shove this f-ing ball down your f-ing throat" at someone in a public forum...coincidentally just before their latest book comes out.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Really?? Even after her U.S. Open outburst?
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