The ATP World Tour gave out its 2009 awards at Indian Wells, and in Miami it was the turn of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour to honor those who made the biggest impact last year. Serena Williams was featured no less than three times and Kim Clijsters twice, while Elena Dementieva was, perhaps unexpectedly, revealed as the fan favorite. The awards went to:
Player of the Year: Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the Year: Serena Williams and Venus Williams
Most Improved Player of the Year: Yanina Wickmayer
Comeback Player of the Year: Kim Clijsters
Newcomer of the Year: Melanie Oudin
Player Service: Liezel Huber
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award: Kim Clijsters
Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year: Elena Dementieva
Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year: Serena Williams and Venus Williams
Favorite Premier Tournament: BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells)
Favorite International Series Tournament: Abierto Mexicano TELCEL presentado por HSBC (Acapulco).
The winners of Player of the Year, Doubles Team of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year are determined by the global tennis media, with the Fan Favorite Singles Player and Doubles Team are chosen by tennis fans voting on www.sonyericssonwtatour.com. The players themselves selected the winners of the Player Service and Sportsmanship Awards, as well as their favorite tournaments.
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