Steve left his hometown of Santa Maria on the central coast of California in 2008 to finish his bachelors degree in communications at Cal State Fullerton and pursue a career in radio broadcasting. Shortly after beginning classes at Fullerton, he found the campus radio station and began hosting his own sports talk show and made it a goal of his to bring the schools top ranked baseball program to the station. After being one of the voices of the Titan basketball, and baseball, teams for two seasons, Steve got an internship on the Petros and Money Show in the Summer of 2011. Now, Steve works as a member of the AM 570 Fox Sports Radio promotions team and can be spotted all over southern California repping the brand.
There is no doubt in my mind that Serena Williams is the most dominant female athlete of all time. Fifteen grand slam titles by herself, and another thirteen when she was paired up with her sister Venus, and two titles in mixed doubles, should be enough to cement her as the greatest of all time. With an 84% career singles winning percentage, 51 titles, and a number one world ranking on six separate occasions, there aren't many arguments that can be made against the most dominant women's tennis player of all time. She has also earned more than $44 million dollars in prize money, which by far is the most by any female athlete, fourth all time in professional tennis. Oh by the way, she just won her 4th consecutive title of the year by beating Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3 in the of the Italian Open women's final.
Now, is Serena the most dominant female athlete of all time?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is always going to be the most recognized name in the history of female athletes, but her impact off the field out-weights what she accomplished during her time in competition. Three gold medals in an Olympic career is nothing to be ashamed of, but is that true dominance?
Olympians have several years to prepare for their respective disciplines, tennis players are under the constant pressure to compete in major tournaments every single year. Serena won her first singles title in 1999 and never looked back. Sure, along with every other successful athlete, she has had her share of setbacks. After 30 grand slam victories however, the occasional withdraw because of an injured hamstring doesn't seem so dramatic. The youngest of the Williams sisters always seems to find herself at the top of the leader board when she is healthy enough to compete, and competing in a professional match is no cake walk by any means.
If you haven't watched a professional tennis match lately, you really don't know how hard it is to come out of it with a victory. Another great feature of watching tennis on television is seeing the emotion in high definition on the face of each and every player. One common theme when watching a Serena Williams match is seeing the raw fear in her opponents face.
True dominance knows when you have an opponent beat before the match even starts. Serena has proved that as long as she has her name entered in the tournament, there is a good chance that she will end up with a trophy, and another big paycheck.
The French Open starts in less than a week. My money is on Serena, the most dominant female athlete of all time.