Serena Williams of the US holds the US Open trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their US Open 2014 women's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center in New York.

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Serena Williams' big U.S. Open win solidifies her position as one of the greatest to ever play the game. Who is your favorite female athlete of all time?

Essence.com
Sep, 08, 2014

Serena Williams win at the U.S Open certifies her as one of the greatest to ever play the game. From her fierce game (and style) to her winning attitude, she is definitely a shero (otherwise known as a female hero). Her superstar status can only go up after this, her 18th Grand Slam Title, this weekend.

Of course Williams isn't the only hard-hitting female in sports history. Althea Gibson, Flo-Jo, Lisa Leslie and Gabby Douglas are just a few women sports heroes we can think of. Who is your favorite sports shero of all time? Take our poll and let us know.

QUESTION:Who is your favorite sports shero of all time? Althea Gibson 5% Jackie Joyner Kersee 6% Serena Williams 57% Lisa Leslie 3% Venus Williams 5% Gabby Douglas 5% Florence Griffith Joyner 19% Total votes: 150