Apparently threatening to shove a tennis ball down the line judge’s throat wasn’t enough to preclude Serena Williams from being named the 2009 Athlete of the Year. I mean, it’s not like she said “f-ing ball or f-ing throat” or ranted so loudly that millions heard.
But alas, the Associated Press has named Williams the AP Female Athlete of the Year (and just to show they weren’t afraid of a little controversy, they also named Tiger Woods the Athlete of the Decade). Were these the same people who voted for the most recent Nobel Peace Prize winner?
I don’t know, but I do know that certain qualities were obviously left out of this vote. You know, things like integrity, respect, sportsmanship, philanthropy and being a good role model.
So, this led me to conduct my own very scientific poll (consisting of just me) on who are some the greatest female athletes of our timePowered by Sidelines