Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Williams named tour Player of the Year

The annual Sony Ericsson WTA tour awards ceremony was held in Miami today, and the Player of the Year award went to world number 1 Serena Williams. She and sister Venus also won the Doubles Team of the Year award. Here are the other winners:

Comeback Player of the Year--Kim Clijsters
Karen Krantzcke Sports(wo)manship Award--Kim Clijsters
Newcomer of the Year--Melanie Oudin
Most Improved Player--Yanina Wickmayer
Player Service Award--Liezel Huber

Fans voted Elena Dementieva the Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year, and Venus and Serena Williams Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year.


Todd Spiker said...

Hmmm, setting aside my annual rant about the ridiculous notion of a sport waiting four months-plus to announce award winners for a previous season, almost a quarter of the way into the next season (it's like NBC runs the WTA on the side), the one I'm struck with here is Wickmayer.

I wonder if she would have been given "Most Improved" if the suspension had gone into effect and she wasn't playing right now?

Meanwhile, I think I'm going to go with Serena as my pick for the title at the 2010 Australian Open... gee, I hope I'm right.

All right, it's a mini-rant. :)

Diane said...

I think the answer to that question is probably "no." Fortunately, she is playing.