The alpha female of tennis

2012 was all about the London Olympics, but there were also other notable incidents that stood out in the year. Here's a look at the sportspersons and moments of the year that made headlines.

Wimbledon, Olympic gold (singles and doubles) and the US Open capped a memorable year for Serena Williams who ended the year with a 58-4 record and seven titles. She became the oldest woman to win US Open title since Margaret Court won her last title in 1973.

At 31, the American is playing some high level tennis in her quest to get to that No.1 which she says is just 'a matter of time'. "I've been No.1 before and believe me I'll be No.1 again. It's just a matter of time," asserted Serena.

With her injury problems and health issues behind her, the 15-times Grand Slam tournament champion appeared all but unbeatable in the second half of the season with the same intimidating blend of power and accuracy that has defined her career so far. Had she played the two WTA mandatory events at Indian Wells and Beijing, Williams may have ended the year at number one.

After recovering from a life-threatening blood-clot on her lung, Williams has cultivated a new outlook about her actions on court, which is not good news for her opponents.

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