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Ana Ivanovic named Tennis Player of the year 2008 (with Nadal)

Ana has been named Women's Tennis Player of the Year 2008 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), the organisation that is made up of the world's leading sports writers.

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LONDON, July 7, 2008 - It was a weekend of double glory for Rafael Nadal.

As well as being crowned Wimbledon Champion 2008 after one of the most exciting finals in tennis history, the Spanish supremo also received the Men’s Tennis Player of the Year 2008 award, as voted for by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). On picking up the trophy, Nadal commented: “Thank you very much for this award”.

There were also honours for Ana Ivanovic, who scooped Women’s Player of the Year, which made up for her early Wimbledon exit. On receiving the award, the World No.1 said: “I feel very honoured to receive this award and the recognition by the International Sports Press Association.”

This year’s award for Men’s Contribution to the Game of Tennis went to Boris Becker. The German tennis legend commented: “It is always good to receive an award”, before dashing back to complete his role on the commentary team for the BBC.

The World Tennis Awards are part of the World Sport Awards which are decided annually by votes cast from the 9000-strong AIPS membership from over 150 countries across the world.

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AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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Re: Ana Ivanovic named Tennis Player of the year 2008 (with Nadal)

Huh? I would have given it to Sharapova.
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The year isn't finished though
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Why do they choose so early with many important tourneys still to be played?

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I can never get the idea of this award. I mean why can't they just wait till the end of the year to decide who deserve this award the most?
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Why her? She's done no more than what Maria has done.

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Why do they choose so early with many important tourneys still to be played?
Probably because in majority of most popular sports (all team sports) season is finished before summer pause, so they dont want to wait tennis players to finish their calender year and finished all they activities (including voting for tennis player of the year) now in july. But this also means that they counted ATP and WTA players achivments from last 1/3 of 2007 season (including USO/07 and YEC/07).

I'm sure that Ivanovic and Sharapova recive almost all votes (if Serena won this Wimbledon she will be also contender, but she lose) and Ana obviously have more votes.

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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Huh? I would have given it to Sharapova.
Sharapova: W, 4th rnd, 2nd rnd

Ana: F, W, 3rd rnd

Not surprising whom they will choose.

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Sharapova: W, 4th rnd, 2nd rnd

Ana: F, W, 3rd rnd

Not surprising whom they will choose.
But if it's done at this time of year then they'd have to include last years US open and YEC to make it a full year. Even though it shouldn't make a difference as Maria's US open was awful

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Lame!
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What year? Incredibly stupid award!
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Sharapova: W, 4th rnd, 2nd rnd

Ana: F, W, 3rd rnd

Not surprising whom they will choose.
well unfortunately it isn't wtatour = GS, Maria has other two titles as well and had a great match-winning streak but oh well

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