Serena Williams named 2009 ITF World Champions
The ITF announced that Serena Williams received the honor, along with Roger Federer, of being named the 2009 ITF World Champion.
Serena and Venus Williams were named Women’s Doubles World Champions.
The ITF World Champions will receive their awards at the annual ITF World Champions Dinner on Tuesday 1 June, in Paris, during Roland Garros.
This is the second time that Serena Williams becomes Women’s Singles World Champion. She won two Grand Slam titles, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, for a total of 11 Grand slams titles.
She also went on to win the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships, sealing the No. 1 ranking in the last event of the year.
Serena and Venus Williams got the Women’s Doubles World Champions award after winning three Grand Slam titles, at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open.
Serena joins Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis as the only players to become singles and doubles world champions in the same year.