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Serendy Willick
Dec 20th, 2002, 07:15 PM
She will also be in People Magazines 25 most intriguing people of the year, she also made this list in 99 when she won her first GS YEA RENA!!

Serena Williams Tops Reuters Sportswoman of Year Poll
Thu Dec 19, 4:40 AM ET

By Joanne Russell

LONDON (Reuters) - World tennis number one Serena Williams (news - web sites), winner of three grand slam titles in 2002, is the Reuters sportswoman of the year.

Thirty-four sports editors and journalists from 27 countries nominated up to three leading sportswomen of 2002. Each first place choice was awarded three points, second place got two points and third place received one.

American Williams won the poll with 65 points out of a possible 102 ahead of world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe who got 58 points. Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam came third with 27 points.

Williams enjoyed an outstanding season, beating her sister Venus in the finals of the French Open (news - web sites), Wimbledon (news - web sites) and the U.S. Open (news - web sites).

"Her play during 2002 reached standards no woman has previously achieved," said Joseph Romanos at The Listener in New Zealand.

Williams won eight titles in 2002 and ended the year 940 points ahead of Venus, her nearest rival.

"She's been living in the shadow of the big sister for so long and emerged this year as number one in the world," said Malachy Logan at The Irish Times.