Serena Williams is used to being at the top as the number one tennis player. Now she leads another list as the latest Harris Poll has Williams as America's Favorite Female Sports Star. She has plenty of company as tennis women took five of the top ten positions.
The Harris Poll, from one of the most well known marketing and research firms in the world, lists Serena Williams at No.1 for the fifth straight year. Nascar driver Danica Patrick was No.2 among female sports stars. Lebron James was named America's Top Male Sports Star.
The latest poll from June 11-16 also shows tennis stars Venus Williams #3, Maria Sharapova #4, Billie Jean King tied at #6 and Chris Evert tied at #8.
One interesting result shows women, Mid-westerners and Southerners like Williams while men and both coasts prefer Patrick.
Conducted online, this Harris Poll was conducted online among 2,241 adults aged 18 and over. The poll is broken down by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income as to preference.
Serena Williams sits dejected during her Ladies' Singles third round match against Alize Cornet of France on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2014 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Venus Williams hits a forehand return during her Ladies' Singles third round match against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2014 in London, England.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Tennis player Maria Sharapova presents award for Best Game at The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Billie Jean King
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Billie Jean King attends the Ms. Foundation Women Of Vision Gala 2014 on May 1, 2014 in New York City. Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Chris Evert of the United States of America looks on during the exhibition doubles match against Jason Biggs and Rainn Wilson on Day Eleven of the 2013 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2013 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.