In her recent USA Today Sports’ column, Christine Brennan raises the question whether tennis star Serena Williams should be considered the greatest female athlete ever with a win tomorrow in the US Open finals in New York.
I’m curious what other sports fans think about Brenna’s bold proclamation about this remarkable athlete and top prize earner (male or female) ever in the sport of tennis.
Does she deserve the regal title of greatest female athlete ever?
However, before we rush to crown her queen over all other female athletes throughout the ages, check out my sports comic book detailing my all-time Favorite Female Athletes. It’s available for download on Amazon for only 99 cents.
Serena and her tennis exploits may be featured in chapter 8, but there are plenty more extraordinary ladies who are equally worthy of ours and Christine Brennan’s consideration when determining who should be labelled the greatest female athlete ever.
In addition to Williams’ brilliant career, I chronicle other incredible athletes like soccer’s Marta and Mia Hamm, track and field’s Flying Housewife and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, basketball’s Lisa Leslie as well as the Mother of Gymnastics Olga Korbut and arguably the greatest female boxer ever, undefeated Laila Ali.
Per Brennan’s brilliant essay today, Serena makes a compelling case as perhaps the best women’s tennis player ever.
However, the aforementioned ladies all boast decorated careers and their fans may want to challenge Brennan’s bold assertion.
Certainly, Serena Williams is to be rightfully recognized for her exceptional tennis career.
However, tomorrow’s other US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki will speak loudly with her racquet tomorrow as the two square off at center court of Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
And, should Williams prevail and capture her 6th US Open title, Brennan’s brazen statement may resonate so loudly that even loyal fans of other great females in other sports may also agree.
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