NOT everyone’s cup of tea, but the American tennis star had a sensational year. The 32-year-old has now secured 17 grand slam titles after rolling Maria Sharapova in the French Open final and Victoria Azarenka in the US Open final. The world No. 1 lost to Sloane Stephens in the quarter finals at Melbourne Park and Sabine Lisicki in the third round at Wimbledon. How? Williams defeated Li Na in the WTA Tour Championship final to end the year with a record of 78-4. She also pocketed a record $12.3 million in prizemoney. Loves winning, but still remains a bad loser.