(November 29, 2012) Serena Williams has been named Player of the Year for 2012 by the WTA.
The American woman who went 48-2 in the last 7 months of the season, won Wimbledon, the US Open and the singles and doubles gold medals at the London Olympics.
For Williams, this is her fourth time claiming the award voted on by international tennis media. She won previously in 2002, 2008 and 2009. She is one of three players who has captured the award more than twice – Steffi Graf won it 8 times while Martina Navratilova accomplished the feat 7 times.
Williams ended the season at No. 3 in the world.