The annual Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Player Awards were announced in Miami on Wednesday and seven players received the honor for their achievements during 2009.
World No.1 Serena Williams won her third Tour’s Player of the Year award and, together with her sister Venus Williams, the Doubles Team of the Year award. In addition, they got the most votes by fans that voted online and have been honored with Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year award. Fan Favorite Singles Player for the Year went to the hands of Elena Dementieva.
Most Improved Player was won by Belgian Yanina Wickmayer, while her compatriot Kim Clijsters picked up Comeback Player of the Year award and her seventh Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award, recognizing her conduct, attitude and fair play.
Melanie Oudin is the Newcomer of the Year, while Liezel Huber has been honored by the Player Service Award for the fourth time.
Here you can remind yourselves of the winners for the year 2008.
Additional information: Players voted on their favorite tournaments, and the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells came out as the favorite Premier event, while the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL in Acapulco is players’ favorite International event. (source: Sony Ericsson WTA Tour)