Friday, July 23, 2010

Serena and Venus top Harris popularity poll

Serena and Venus Williams are two of the most powerful athletes in women's sports history, and the dynamic sisters are also everyone's favorite. For the second year in a row, Serena and Venus are No.1 and No.2 on the Favorite Female Sports Star list, according to the Harris Poll.

With a collective 80 career titles, including 32 Grand Slam titles - 11 as a doubles team - and three Olympic gold medals, the Williams sisters have transcended into the most ubiquitous, winning faces in women's tennis. From teen sensations, they have become favorites on the court and off with their competitive spirit and warm hearts. Both have achieved the world No.1 ranking, and they are the only two women to surpass $25 million in career prize money.

They have captured fans' attention with their dazzling athleticism but also with their balanced lifestyles. Both have become authors and minority owners of the Miami Dolphins football team. Each started their own clothing line with Serena's brand Aneres and Venus' EleVen. Venus started an interior design company, and Serena is about to become a certified nail technician while building schools in Africa. These sisters are very busy, yet both invite fans into their personal lives via Twitter, and they wouldn't have it any other way.

By demographic men and women's favorite player was Serena Williams. African Americans chose Serena as well, while Hispanics chose Venus. Whites chose race car sensation Danica Patrick, who finished third in the polls.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm motivated by these dynamic duo.

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