As the year comes to an end, we can only reflect on what was a year largely of a monochromic tone.In other words, the year didn’t give us a lot of ups and downs. There were crystal clear winners. Serena Williams jaywalked through the year as if every party in town was her own, as if she could put no foot wrong; of course, until the semi-final of the US Open when Roberta Vinci gate-crashed Serena’s party.Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis combined to become the unstoppable force of Women’s Doubles Tennis ending the year on a high, as they won two Grand Slams among a rash of other titles.Radwanska won her third Shot of the Year Award in a row. Let’s quickly take a look at who ruled the roost at the 2015 WTA Awards.
#1 Player of the Year Serena Williams
It is proving to be impossible to take back that award from Serena, who has won her 7th WTA Player of the Year Award to level with Martina Navratilova. Only Steffi Graf lies ahead with 8 of these – there is a reason why she is considered the Greatest of All Time.
The fiery Williams finished 2015 with three Grand Slams. She won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon to take her career tally to 21 and complete the Serena Slam, holding all four Grand Slams at the same point.
You know you’re doing well when you break, for the second time, a record that’s named after you.
The 34 year old is World No.1 with 9495 points, head and shoulders over the rest of the pack. And she’s maintained her ranking despite taking a 2015 hiatus from tennis following the US Open.
Romania’s Simona Halep is a distant second with 6060 points. That is enough place to fit the Titanic right there. This is Williams’ 4th WTA Player of the Award in a row.