| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo credit: Kenneth B. Goldberg

Maria Sharapova had a good, but not spectacular, year in 2011 as she failed to win a major. However, the search engine Bing.com says the Russian tennis star, who is currently ranked number four in the world, has been the search engine's "Most-Searched-For Athlete of 2011." Two other women on the tennis circuit, 12th-ranked American Serena Williams and top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark, also made Bing.com's top five for driving clicks. Here is Bing's top 10 most searched athletes for 2011:

 

 

 

1. Maria Sharapova

2. Tiger Woods

3. Serena Williams

4. Brett Favre

5. Caroline Wozniacki

6. Kobe Bryant

7. LeBron James

8. Lamar Odom

9. Hope Solo

10. Carmelo Anthony