The Year in Sports: 2011

of 216Photo
  • 122911 sports the year in derek jeter 3000 hits
  • 122911 sports the year in greg jennings super bowl
  • 122911 sports the year in venus serena williams
  • 122911 sports the year in cam newton championship
  • 091211 sports nfl cam newton record debut
  • 122911 sports the year in eric legrand return
  • 122911 sports the year in usain bolt
  • 110911 sports nba willing 50 50 split
  • 122911 sports the year in tamika catchings
  • 122911 sports the year in dewey bozella arthur ashe award
  • 122911 sports the year in kemba walker championship
  • 122911 sports the year in allyson felix
  • 122911 sports the year in dallas mavericks
  • 122911 sports the year in jerome singelton
  • 122911 sports the year in bernard hopkins
  • 122911 sports the year in matt kemp curtis granderson prince fielder
  • 12112011 sports heisman Robert Griffin
  • 110811 sports boxing world mourns joe frazier
  • 2011 sports FBC
  • 122911 sports the year in tiger woods
  • 122911 sports the year in penn state jerry sandusky joe paterno

A Painful Year for the Williams Sisters

First, Serena Williams came all the way back from a life-threatening blood clots in her lungs and a serious foot  injury that kept her out of action for 49 weeks – only to lose in a U.S. Open final marked by a controversial on-court outburst. But even worse was the news from sister Venus Williams: She was diagnosed with Sjögren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain, making it difficult for her to compete. Which didn’t stop her beating Serena – in straight sets -- in an exhibition match in November.

(Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

More Photo Galleries