March 24, 2010

Serena wins 2009 WTA Player of the Year Award

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams won the 2009 WTA Tour Player of the Year award (for the third time in her career: 2002, 2008) and also took the Doubles Team of the year honors with sister Venus at a ceremony held at the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.

Serena Williams, wearing high heels despite a knee injury, was all smiles when picking up her award. She won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the Sony Ericsson Championship in 2009, was a semifinalist at the U.S. Open, and a quarterfinalist at the French Open. Additionally, she was a semifinalist at five more Tour events and recorded 14 wins over Top 10 opponents during the season. Williams finished 2009 as the top ranked singles player in the world, marking the fifth time in her career she reached #1 in the rankings.

The Williams sisters won the 2009 Australian Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open doubles titles as well as the doubles crown at Stanford. ''It's exciting because I don't think we've won the Doubles Team of the Year award before,'' Serena Williams told The Associated Press. ''I won the daily double today and that was cool.''


SerenaFan said...

First of all bummer that Serena couldn't play Miami! The title was hers (now Venus can have it...not all that bad actually). Back to Serena, seeing her out and about in heels is strangely comforting. Looks like maybe she could have potentially played Miami but she opted to stay out rather than chance her health. On the plus side, she looks incredibly trim and fit. Here's hoping she blazes through the clay court season on her way to Roland Garros #2. Oh, and I think she'll be winning the 2010 edition of this award as well.

voyance said...

Impossible is nothing i believe in serena she can win 2 ROland Garros anyay she is a diva i love her so much
and congratulation for the Awards really she deserve it