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Williams named WTA Player of the Year


FOR THE fourth time in her career U.S tennis player Serena Williams was named the WTA Player of the Year.

From April to October, the 31-year-old won 48 of 50 matches.

This year the Californian won two grand slams – Wimbledon and the U.S Open – as well as Olympic gold medals in the singles and doubles competition alongside older sister Venus at London 2012 in the summer.

The 15-time grand slam winner capped off her season by lifting the WTA Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, in October.

Despite winning a plethora of silverware in 2012, Williams – who was also named WTA Player of the Year in 2002, 2008 and 2009 – is ranked number three in the world behind Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka.

The award is voted for by international tennis media.

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