Yanina Wickmayer has become the latest player to be honored with a Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Heart Award. A public vote was held on FedCup.com and FedCup.com/es to decide the winner, and the Belgian edged out fellow nominees Daniela Hantuchova, Samantha Stosur and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. All four players were shortlisted by the judging panel for their performances during the World Group play-offs or World Group II play-offs on April 24-25.
Wickmayer will receive a silver Baccarat bracelet and a check for $3,000 to be donated to a charity of her choice. She follows in the footsteps of past winners Melanie Oudin, Jelena Jankovic, Maria-Fernanda Alves, Kimiko Date-Krumm and Katarina Srebotnik.