TITLES GALORE: Williams
FOR THE fourth time in her career U.S tennis player Serena Williams was named the WTA Player of the Year.
From April to October, the 31-year-old won 48 of 50 matches.
This year the Californian won two grand slams – Wimbledon and the U.S Open – as well as Olympic gold medals in the singles and doubles competition alongside older sister Venus at London 2012 in the summer.
The 15-time grand slam winner capped off her season by lifting the WTA Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, in October.
Despite winning a plethora of silverware in 2012, Williams – who was also named WTA Player of the Year in 2002, 2008 and 2009 – is ranked number three in the world behind Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka.
The award is voted for by international tennis media.