Serena Williams Named 2015 WTA Player Of The Year

Serena Williams Named 2015 WTA Player Of The Year

The world number one received her fourth consecutive player of the year award and seventh overall.

Noel John Alberto

Serena Williams continues to add to her trophy collection in 2015. The world number one added another piece of silverware to her trophy cabinet by claiming WTA Player of the Year honors. The title was Serena's fourth consecutive title and seventh overall. 

Trophies On Trophies On Trophies

The American started her year just missing out on the first place trophy at the Hopman Cup with John Isner, losing to Poland in the final, but she gladly traded that runner-up finish for an Australian Open title. She would continue her win streak at the Miami Open, taking that title as well in dominant fashion over Carla Suarez Navarro

Her win streak would come to an end at 24 with a semifinal loss to Petra Kvitova at the Mutua Madrid Open but found herself in the winner's circle once again at the French Open. She completed the summer double by winning the Wimbledon title over maiden Grand Slam finalist Garbiñe Muguruza. 

After an injury kept her out of the rest of the tournament in Bastad, the world number one was off to the American hard courts looking to capture the Rogers Cup title that her older sister Venus just missed out on the year before. However, she missed the final after one of the shocks of the year happened as teen sensation Belinda Bencic defeated her in the semifinals. She was able to capture the Western & Southern Open title with the US Open looming as she tried to complete the Calendar Slam.

Roberta Vinci denied any potential history for Serena at the US Open, defeating her in the semifinals. After that, Serena withdrew from her remaining tournaments, finishing the year with five titles, all at high-end events. Serena is now playing for the Philippine Mavericks in the IPTL as they look to capture their first ever title.