Venus Williams has won the Whirlpool 6TH SENSE Player of the Year Award, which is given to the tour player who has demonstrated the most intuition in her game throughout the season.
Svetlana Kuznetsova's coaching change appears to have as much--perhaps more--to do with her wanting to be in Russia as it has with anything else.
And speaking of...Kuznetsova's new coach, former tour star Olga Morosova, believes that the popularity of women's tennis in Russia has led to a significant decline in the quality of coaching.
If you want a refresher course on what happened this year, be sure to check out Part 1 of Todd Spiker's 2008 Backspin Awards. And don't forget to check out Part 2 next week.