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Stats Corner: Serena's Award Accolades

Serena Williams joined two other players as five-time Player Of The Year Award winners. What other lists did she climb?

Published November 22, 2013 12:01

Stats Corner: Serena's Award Accolades
Serena Williams

After a phenomenal season that saw her capture 11 WTA titles including two Grand Slams and the WTA Championships, Serena Williams was named the WTA's Player Of The Year on Friday. Consequentially, she moved up or onto a variety of lists:

- Williams joined two other players as the only five-time winners of Player Of The Year:
1. Steffi Graf: 8
2. Martina Navratilova: 7
3. Serena Williams: 5

- Williams is one of six players to have won consecutive Player Of The Year awards:
Martina Navratilova: 1978-79, 1982-86
Steffi Graf: 1987-90
Monica Seles: 1991-92
Steffi Graf: 1993-96
Lindsay Davenport: 1998-99
Serena Williams: 2008-09, 2012-13

- Williams is the only player to have won Player Of The Year, Doubles Team Of The Year, Most Improved Player, Most Impressive Newcomer and Comeback Player Of The Year:
Player Of The Year: 2002, 2008-09, 2012-13
Doubles Team Of The Year (with Venus Williams): 2000, 2009
Most Improved Player: 1999
Most Impressive Newcomer: 1998
Comeback Player Of The Year: 2004

- Williams has the longest stretch between her first and most recent Player Of The Year awards, with her 2002 and 2013 awards spanning 11 years.

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