In 2011, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won a record five ATP Masters 1000 titles and become only the sixth player in the Open Era to win three Grand Slams in the same season with victories at Australia, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
With his quickness, agility and artistry with the ball, Argentina's Lionel Messi has established himself as not only the heir apparent of the great Diego Armando Maradona, but also as one of the most dominant players in soccer today. In 2011/12 appearances, he became the first player in history to score five goals in a single Champions League match and scored 50 goals in 36 games for Barcelona in La Liga.
Fast and tricky with the ball, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous athletes in the world, but the Real Madrid forward is not just glitz and glamor. In the 2011-12 season, the former FIFA player of the year scored 46 La Liga goals in 38 games and helped lead Real Madrid to the Spanish title.
Ranked number one in the Rolex Rankings, Yani Tseng has taken the women's golf world by storm. After winning the LPGA Championship in 2011, Tseng became the first defending champion at the Women's British Open. That win marked her fifth major title. At 22, the win also made her the youngest player, man or woman, to win five major championships.