No matter the end result at the year-end championships in Istanbul, Serena Williams is the female player of the season after winning two Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold. But Victoria Azarenka won't be far behind.
Had nerves not intervened in September, the world No. 1 could have grabbed two majors and left Serena with just one.
Williams and Azarenka were paired in the same group in Turkey, which is beneficial for tennis fans: They can face off twice.