Joy Of Six For Serena

Williams of the U.S. embraces her trophy after defeating Wozniacki of Denmark in their women's singles finals match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New YorkSERENA Williams has been named WTA Player of the Year for the sixth time.

THE American won more titles (seven) than any other player in the 2014 season.

It may not have been her best year with early exits at three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, but Williams finished the season impressively, winning the US Open and the WTA FInals in September.

The US Open crown was her 18th Grand Slam title and drew her alongside Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert in the all-time major winners list.

In total she won 52 of her 60 matches in 2014 to finish the year as world number one.

Williams wins the award for the third year in a row and sixth in all.

Only Steffi Graf (eight times) and Navratilova (seven) have claimed the award on more occasions than the 33-year-old.

The award was voted for by the media and fans.

Sportinglife

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