Who are the highest paid athletes? Serena Williams just became the all-time career earnings leader in all of women’s sports by reaching the Aussie Open final and winning the doubles crown with sister Venus. Williams’ not only eclipses Lindsay Davenport as the all-time prize money leader in women’s tennis, but also overtakes the LPGA’s Annika Sorenstam as the all-time prize money leader in women’s sports. Her
December 19, 2008 – It’s official. Annika’s competitive career is over: Dear LPGA fans, My last event is over and it is time to step away from competitive golf. As I sat on the plane home from Dubai I had a chance to reminisce about the last 15 years. It has been an incredible ride and I could not have asked for anything more. This
December 18, 2008 – Two of the game’s all-time greatest players, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, will serve as Global Ambassadors in support of the IGF’s bid to reinstate golf as an Olympic sport, the International Golf Federation announced on Thursday. “It is an honor and privilege to take an active role in assisting golf’s bid to become an Olympic sport,” said Sorenstam, a native
December 16, 2008 – The list of winter quarter graduates at Ohio State includes an unexpected name. The great Katie Smith, a terrific scholar-athlete whose professional basketball journey took her away from OSU before she earned her degree, finished a dozen years later. A lot of pros often speak to that intention but never quite get around to it. Smith remained true to her intention.
December 8, 2008 – As ESPN Magazine says goodbye to 2008, Chris Jones recounts the best storylines of the entire year in one massive yarn. “The Things We Forget” is a chronicle of 2008 in sports presented in 11 parts. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, you’ll remember. In particular, check out Part 4 on Annika Sorenstam: In May, Annika Sorenstam announced that 2008
November 21, 2008 Arguably the most dominant female golfer of all time, Annika Sorenstam has transcended her sport to become a prominent mainstream athlete and celebrity. Throughout her career, she has rewritten the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards and events and brought unprecedented attention to women’s golf. Along the way, she has inspired millions of young women worldwide. And today,
May 19, 2008 – Lorena Ochoa got back on the winning track, claiming another LPGA Tour title in the Sybase Classic. It may have been the smallest of Lorena Ochoa’s three margins of victory at the event but the Rolex Rankings’ number one pulled off her third-straight victory at the event with a one-stroke margin on Sunday, becoming the first player since Annika Sorenstam in 2005
Feb. 14, 2008 – The 2008 LPGA season gets under way this week with the SBS Open at Turtle Bay in Hawaii. Paula Creamer is the defending champion. For the first time in several years, Annika Sorenstam is starting her season in Hawaii. Healthy after a winless 2007, she’s hoping to challenge Lorena Ochoa’s supremacy and regain her status as number one. Or will Suzann Pettersen be
Dec. 21, 2007 – Lorena Ochoa was the overwhelming choice as the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. It was the fifth straight year a golfer has captured the Female Athlete award, the longest streak of any sport. Ochoa replaced Annika Sorenstam at Number-1 in the women’s world ranking in April and won her first major championship at the Women’s British Open this summer.
Perth, Australia – December 9 2007: Despite winning nearly half of its singles matches on Sunday afternoon, Team International was unable to overcome an early 6-0 deficit in the 2007 Lexus Cup, and Team Asia retained the cup after posting a 15 – 9 victory in the third edition of the international match-play championship at The Vines Resort & Country Club in Perth, Australia. In