View Full Version : Zenyatta - runner up female athlete of '09
Dec. 22, 2009, 10:25 PM
Just heard a blurb on the local news that Zenyatta was actually the runner-up for female ATHLETE of the year (NOT horse, but ATHLETE). How incredible (and funny) is that?! I didn't really hear who was #1, my ears didn't perk up until I heard "Zenyatta" :lol:
Dec. 23, 2009, 10:09 AM
Serena Williams won the contest.
Playing her best at the most important events, Serena Williams (http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/players/profile?playerId=394) re-established herself as the top player in women's tennis in 2009 and was a landslide choice as Female Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press.
Williams received 66 of 158 votes cast by editors at U.S. newspapers that are members of the AP. No other candidate got more than 18 votes in the tally, which was announced Tuesday. . . .
Runner-up in the AP voting was Zenyatta, who capped a 14-0 career by becoming the first female horse to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Great PR for the sport.