Women in sports have not only established themselves, but they have dominated.
Female athletes aren’t just strong; they are powerful. Women who are in sports today have created dominance to pave the way for the next generation to follow. We take a look at some of the most powerful women in sports.
Not only can you make an argument that Serena Williams is the greatest female athlete of all time, but you can say that she is in the running for greatest athlete of all time.
Williams throughout her career has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles with Venus Williams, and to go along with that, four Olympic Gold medals. Last year, the Associated Press named her the Female Athlete of the Decade, writing, “Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.”
BILLIE JEAN KING
Billie Jean King throughout her career won 71 singles and 21 doubles titles, including a record 20 Wimbledon titles. She remains one of the most illustrious players in tennis history. She achieved the world’s highest ranking five times between 1966 and 1972 and held a place in the top 10 for a total of 17 years.
In the time since, King has continued to break barriers and push the envelope on equality. In 2014 she founded the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, which promotes diverse and inclusive leadership.
Among all the teams in major U.S. pro sports leagues, only a small number are owned by women. And of that small group, only one can now boast that she owned a team when it won a championship: Lakers owner Jeanie Buss.
Buss inherited the team from her father, Dr. Jerry Buss, who purchased the Lakers in 1979–but did not take full control of the operation for several years. When he died in 2013, he distributed his 66 percent of the team to his six children in six equal shares. Jeanie Buss took the title of team governor and president.
There's not a female athlete as dominant as Simone Biles at her age.
With 25 world championship medals to her name (and counting), the 23-year-old American now owns more hardware from the global competition series than any gymnast, male or female, in history. Can anyone remember a time a 23-year old athlete has three different moves named after her?
Dominance in her field.
Abby Wambach is a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003=2015. She currently stands as the highest all-time goal for the national and is second in international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals.
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