NEW YORK CITY — Serena Williams was voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time in her illustrious career.
The 37-year-old sports icon, received 93 points in balloting by U.S. editors and news directors announced Wednesday, and gymnast Simone Biles was second with 68. Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale was third, and Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim and swimmer Katie Ledecky, the 2017 winner, rounded out the top five.
Williams, who holds 23 Grand Slam singles titles expressed her gratitude via social media. She holds
Honored. Joyful. Happy. Determined. https://t.co/bs90mlwOWU
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) 27 december 2018