Williams has won the award three times, tying golfer
Williams was a runaway winner in voting by the media, garnering 55 of 96 votes. Women's basketball player Brittney Griner was second with 14 votes while swimmer Missy Franklin was third at 10.
The Compton native, who also was awarded the top female honor in 2002 and 2009, won the
Williams now has won 17 Grand Slam events. The only other women to win more majors are Margaret Court (24),
At 32, Williams became the oldest woman to be ranked No. 1 in the world. She set a record with $12 million in prize money. Her .951 wining percentage was the highest since