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Serena Williams
Tennis
Hilde Gerg
Skiing
Williams
Gerg
On the list because she completed the "Serena Slam" in 2003, winning the four majors in a row -- the 2002 French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open, and the 2003 Australian Open. So powerful and dominant that in early April, after an eight-month layoff due to injury, she won the Nasdaq 100 in lopsided fashion.
On the list because the 28-year-old German has 17 World Cup victories and won 1998 Nagano Olympics slalom gold medal. Has excelled in both the speed and technical events -- one of the rare athletes on the World Cup circuit to collect medals in each of the four major skiing disciplines (downhill, super-G, slalom and giant slalom) in a career.