Serena Williams went 52-8 for the year, including a 12-1 record against top-10 opposition.
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) -
For the sixth time in her brilliant career, world No. 1 Serena Williams has been voted the WTA Player of the Year.
The 33-year-old Williams closed out her up-and-down year by winning 26 of her last 29 matches. She cleared seven titles, including her 18th Grand Slam championship at the U.S. Open, which moved her into a three-way tie with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for second place on that Open Era list.
Williams also titled in Brisbane, Miami, Rome, Stanford, Cincinnati and at the WTA Finals in Singapore and held the No. 1 ranking for the entire year.