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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Bianca Andreescu (R) of Canada reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the Women's Singles final against against Serena Williams (L) of the United States on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

I can’t think of a more fierce competitor than Serena Williams.

  • Tennis superstar Serena Williams have been named Associated Press’ Athlete of the Decade.
  • In ten years, Williams has won 12 Grand Slam singles, held the top ranked spot in Women’s Tennis ratings for over three and a half years and at 38 has been in her prime while others are ending their careers.
  • Williams has also been a champion for women.  She’s a working mom who has  voiced healthcare inequality for African-American women after nearly dying during childbirth.
  • U.S. Tennis Association’s CEO Stacey Allaster said “Whether it’s health issues; coming back from that, having a child; nearly dying from that, she has endured it all and she is still in championship form.”

 

Serena Williams Named AP Athlete of The Decade

With 25+ years in the radio industry, Detroit native, Walter Neal aka "Tune-Up Man" has worked in radio sales, production, engineering and programming. He enjoys all things sports and is currently on-air weekends in Detroit.