They are the Associated Press Female and Male Athletes of the Year and this was written about them and their honor:
She went 78-4 with 11 titles, including at the French Open and US Open, raising her Grand Slam championship total to 17,” “She compiled a 34-match winning streak. She earned more than $12 million in prize money, a record for women’s tennis. In February, she became the oldest No. 1 in WTA rankings history and never left that perch.”
He had an amazing year — a wedding, a second NBA championship and a fourth MVP award.