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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Black Tennis Pro's Venus and Serena Williams Win WTA Player AwardsVenus and Serena Williams
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The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced the 2009 winners of the annual Player Awards during a special ceremony Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Florida. Seven players were honored for their remarkable on and off court achievements during the 2009 season.

Serena Williams was voted the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour’s 2009 Player of the Year for the third time in her career, having previously earned the accolade for the 2002 and 2008 seasons. Serena had a stellar 2009 season, winning two Grand Slam singles titles (the Australian Open and Wimbledon), the prestigious year-end Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, and reaching the final of the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.

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 that she ascended to the pinnacle of the rankings.

Serena and Venus Williams won the Doubles Team of the Year award for their collective achievements in 2009, highlighted by winning four titles which included three Grand Slams (the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open) and the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford. The pair ended the year with a 24-2 win-loss record.

“2009 was one of the best seasons of my career and winning the Player of the Year award for the third time is a great achievement for me,” said Sony Ericsson WTA Tour World No.1 Serena Williams. “2009 will always be memorable for me not just for my singles accomplishments, but because Venus and I won four titles together and I am thrilled to be sharing the Doubles Team of the Year award with my sister.”

“I love playing doubles with Serena as we have so much fun on the court together,” said Sony Ericsson WTA Tour World No.5 Venus Williams. “At the beginning of the 2009 season Serena and I decided to put a lot of emphasis on doubles and I am thrilled that we were able to achieve so much together.”

Black Tennis Pro's Venus and Serena Williams pose with other WTA player award recipients.L-R) Elena Dementieva, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Yanina Wickmayer, Kim Clijsters and Liezel Huber

Black Tennis Pro's Serena Williams poses with WTA player of the year awardBlack Tennis Pro's Venus Williams at Sony Ericsson Open Press ConferenceVenus speaks to media at press conference

Black Tennis Pro's Venus Williams poses with the WTA players councilVenus and the WTA Players Council pose for a photo at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 22, 2010 in Key Biscayne, Florida.

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