It’s been a landmark year for Serena Williams.
In January, tennis’ big-boned diva took advantage of a heaping helping of Australian hospitality to rally past Svetlana Kuznetsova in the Aussie Open quarterfinals en route to her 10th grand slam title. Then, just five months later, she made headlines again by issuing a thinly-veiled threat toward a French Open opponent while accusing her of cheating.
Then to top it off, following a much-ballyhooed public lambasting by Jason Whitlock and an announcement that she’d purchased a sliver of the Miami Dolphins, Serena had her one shining moment to end all one shining moments:
“I swear to God, I’m fuckin’ takin’ this ball and shovin’ it in your fuckin’ throat … I swear to God.”
Yes, the woman who less than four months ago went batshit-crazy (verbally, of course. After all, this is a lady’s game) on a linesperson at the U.S. Open was named the 2009 Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press on Tuesday.
She edged a horse for the honor.
Not that there’s anything wrong with the state of women’s sports or anything.
Also Tuesday, AP voters thought so much of the Heisman voters’ winning selection that they awarded him third place in their college football player of the year voting. Ndamukong Suh beat out a grown man named Toby for that honor.
- Serena Williams named 2009 AP Female Athlete of Year (Yahoo! Sports)
- Nebraska’s Suh named AP’s top college football player (Yahoo! Sports)