After a disappointing start in the first three Grand Slam events, going out in the fourth round in Australia, second round in the French Open and third round at Wimbledon, Serena Williams rediscovered her form to win the US Open. It was her 18thcareer Grand Slam victory, which put her level in the all-time list with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. In October she also won her third straight WTA Finals. She is a three-time Laureus winner – Sportswoman’s Award (2003 & 2010) and Comeback Award (2007).

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