Serena Williams was nominated in two categories at the 2013 ESPY awards and she won both – Best Female Athlete and Best Female Tennis Player. In the Best Tennis Player category she beat fellow WTA stars Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, while in the Best Female Athlete category she was better than Gabby Douglas (Olympic gymnastics), Missy Franklin (Olympic swimming) and Brittney Griner (NCAA Baylor Women’s Basketball).
The American is currently in Sweden, playing an International-level event at which she’s just cruised into the quarterfinals by beating Anna Tatishvili 6-2 6-3.
Ironically, the two WTA stars that won no ESPY awards were present at the Los Angeles red carpet event, both dressed elegantly – Sharapova in a perfect J. Mendel dress with shades of mint, blush, ivory and silver, while Azarenka wore a glamorous navy dress with pink pumps, on top of her ultimate accessory – her crazy boyfriend Redfoo. (photos: Tennis Buzz, Tennis Forum)