To say 2015 has been a tremendous year for Serena Williams and Steph Curry would be an understatement. Both superstar athletes racked up championship wins and the adoration of the press and public...and for good reason, too! What's not to love? Whether it's Serena's goddess-like poise or Steph's charming everyman personality, both athletes proved to be winners on and off the court.
And now the Associated Press agrees, too. Both Serena and Steph were named the 2015 athletes of the year. For Serena, named the 2015 AP Female Athlete of the Year, this win is her fourth after a long and celebrated career. She previously won the award in 2002, 2009 and 2013. She is tied for second with the most number of wins for the AP Female Athlete of the Year behind Babe Didrikson. In 2015 alone, Serena won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon before missing the Grand Slam title with a loss at U.S. Open semifinals.
Not to be completely outdone, Steph rose to the top to become the 2015 AP Male Athlete of the Year through his impressive on-court skills, making the Golden State Warriors a must-watch team. The team won its first title in 40 years, and Steph was also named MVP.
Will Serena and Steph take the title next year? Serena seems more determined than ever to capture that Grand Slam and make even more history books. And the Golden State Warriors have proved their 2014-2015 season success was not a fluke with a strong start to the new season. The rest of the year remains to be seen.