The media has voted Serena Williams as the 2012 WTA Player Of The Year, her fourth time receiving the honor. Interestingly enough, Williams finished the season ranked third, the sixth time the award has been won by someone not ranked in the Top 2.
Who else is on that list, what were their feats that season, and who was ranked above them?
Here are the rest of the Players Of The Year who did not finish the season No.1:
1980: No.2 Tracy Austin
1999: No.2 Lindsay Davenport
2001: No.2 Jennifer Capriati
2005: No.2 Kim Clijsters
2008: No.2 Serena Williams
2011: No.2 Petra Kvitova