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tennisIlove09
Mar 25th, 2003, 06:37 AM
Serena Williams named WTA Tour 2002 Player of the Year


March 24, 2003
MIAMI (Ticker) - To no one's surprise, least of all herself, Serena Williams on Monday was named 2002 WTA Tour Player of the Year.

The World No. 1 was honored after a brilliant season during which she won a tour-high eight titles, including three straight Grand Slam crowns, and rose to the top of the rankings. She owned a 56-5 match record last year, going 17-2 against top-10 foes.

"Well, I pretty much figured I should win that after I won the U.S. Open," the 21-year-old American said after her fourth-round win at the Nasdaq-100 Open.

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Williams was presented with the award during an on-court ceremony at the Tier I tournament. Also, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia received the Most Improved Player award.

Hantuchova started 2002 ranked 38th and rose to No. 8 in the world. She captured her first career title at the Tier I event at Indian Wells, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and helped Slovakia win its first-ever Federation Cup crown.

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 08:42 PM
Serena Williams named WTA Tour 2002 Player of the Year
Williams was presented with the award during an on-court ceremony at the Tier I tournament. Also, Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia received the Most Improved Player award.

Hantuchova started 2002 ranked 38th and rose to No. 8 in the world. She captured her first career title at the Tier I event at Indian Wells, reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and helped Slovakia win its first-ever Federation Cup crown.

Many, many congratulations to Daniela for winning this well-deserved award, as voted by players and the media, and congratulations to the other winners too :)

You're all very welcome to come and take a look at some very nice pics of Daniela receiving her award and these can be found at the 'Cocktail Party'.

Julian
Mar 25th, 2003, 08:45 PM
OMG I'm so shocked...lol! Congrats Serena and Dani! :)

Hawk
Mar 25th, 2003, 08:51 PM
*faints from shock* :p

Meesh
Mar 25th, 2003, 09:27 PM
This is an outrage, I think Selesrules should open 5 more threads on how Anna should of won the 2002 player of the year award! :eek:

Congrats Serena, Dani, and the rest of the winners!

TeeRexx
Mar 25th, 2003, 09:29 PM
Congrats, baby Sis. :)

Mr. Man
Mar 25th, 2003, 09:48 PM
Why would I be shocked? Go Serena & Dani! :bounce:

http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq3/WilliamsS1069.jpg

Dani:
http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq3/Hantuchova1057.jpg
http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq3/Hantuchova1045.jpg

GrahamD
Mar 25th, 2003, 10:04 PM
Dani:
http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq3/Hantuchova1057.jpg
http://www.tennis.info/images/Nasdaq3/Hantuchova1045.jpg

She is stunningly beautiful :hearts: Daniela, of course!! :worship: