Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, voted the eighth-most influential Hispanic female athlete of all time, showed she'd be a force in tennis by beating Steffi Graf to win the French Open at 17.
Tornado Black has a memorable name to go with her remarkable game. And that's just how Gayal Black, the mom of the up-and-coming tennis player, wanted it.
Gillian Ryan won her second title in two days at the U.S. Open, winning the 400-meter freestyle Wednesday.
After winning Wimbledon in July and a gold medal at the Olympics a few weeks later, Serena Williams finished her summer by capturing her fourth U.S. Open title and 15th Grand Slam event.
Serena Williams won Wimbledon and the Olympic gold medal. She is the favorite at the U.S. Open, according to our panel.