The 50 Most Hated Athletes Right Now Susan Mullane/USA TODAY Sports

29. Serena Williams

Sport: Tennis
Team: N/A
Hateful lowlight: Her distasteful comments on the Steubenville rape victim.

How unaware is Serena Williams of her status? She's up there with Mia Hamm and Lisa Leslie in terms of iconic female athletes, but there's mud all over her face right now. Commenting on the charged Steubenville High School rape case, Serena said, "she [the victim] shouldn't have put herself in that position." Just, no. No, no, no. Although she later publicly apologized and privately spoke to the victim's parents, her ignorance speaks badly of her character, especially in an age of female independence and social progression in sports. We're disappointed in you, Serena.

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