Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won his second Laureus Sportsman of the Year award, and American tennis player Serena Williams won the woman's prize. Bolt won three gold medals at last year's athletics world championships and set world records in the 100 and 200-meter races.
Williams, who also earned the award for a second time, won the Australian Open and Wimbledon and regained the No. 1 ranking. The Laureus Sports Awards recognize achievements in 2009. Belgian tennis player Kim Clijsters earned the award for the Comeback of the Year.
Clijsters won the US Open last year after she was absent from tennis for almost two years, getting married and giving birth.