Greatest woman athlete: Serena Williams or Babe Didrikson Zaharias? | The Tylt
Greatest woman athlete: Serena Williams or Babe Didrikson Zaharias?
From multisport athletes to dominating specialists, women have contributed so much to sports. For so long, women were discouraged to participate in sports because it was deemed too rough on their bodies. Fortunately, there are women who continue to break the mold, redefining what dominance looks like and breaking glass ceilings for others.
We at the Tylt want to honor the women who trailblazed and carved out their place on the top, even in the face of adversity. Let us know who you think is the greatest female athlete ever!
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When you think of the best of the best, you can't help but think of Serena Williams.
In one of the most competitive eras of tennis, she has done nothing but win. She has 23 major titles, including two occasions where she held all four championships and one while pregnant with her first child. She came back from nearly losing her life after childbirth and has been in two major championship finals at 36 years old.
People need to respect history and give due to the pioneers of the past. Babe Didrikson Zaharias was the athlete who inspired generation after generation of athletes with her multisport expertise.
She won five AAU Championships in basketball, and won two gold medals and a silver at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. After her track and field days, she dominated golf, winning 10 major championships, 41 professional tournaments total and even teeing off with the men on the PGA Tour for a tournament.
Before all the great female athletes of today, there was Zaharias—who stood tall in the face of men calling her too manly. She is the OG GOAT.