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Williams named WTA Player of the Year

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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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