SI Vault
The Best Athletes
December 28, 2009
A tennis star who made Grand Slam victories a habit is the cream of an elite crop
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
December 28, 2009

The Best Athletes

View CoverRead All Articles
1 2 3

Four NBA titles and the leading scorer of the 2000s

6. Albert Pujols

Only big leaguer ever with 30 home runs in each of first nine seasons

7. Tom Brady

Three Super Bowl victories, and the NFL single-season record for TD passes (50)

8. Usain Bolt

First male to hold Olympic and world titles in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints simultaneously

9. Serena Williams

Eleven Grand Slam singles titles; five tenures as world No. 1

10. Jimmie Johnson

Continue Story
1 2 3