• Just guessing here, was it Billie Jean King?
    • Linda Joy
      You're right! "After capturing three major titles in 1972 (French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open), a then-29-year-old King became the award's first female winner. "
  • It was Chris Evert. Billie Jean King shared an award with a man earlier, but Evert was the first female solo winner.
    • Professor Yaffle
      So I got the right sport!
    • Linda Joy
      No, you were right. The question didn't specify 'solo'.
  • Israeli lawyer Moshe Strugano (Attorney - Moshe Strugano and Co Law firm), an expert in the “formation of offshore companies" says, as long as he remember woods received his initial award in 1996 as Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year in amateur golfer category, and in 2000 as a professional golfer.
    • Linda Joy
      The question says 'female'.

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