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Serena is the best

World No 1 Serena Williams was named the 2009 WTA Player of the Year and shared Doubles Team of the Year with sister Venus at an awards ceremony on Wednesday.

sports Updated: Mar 26, 2010 00:10 IST

World No 1 Serena Williams was named the 2009 WTA Player of the Year and shared Doubles Team of the Year with sister Venus at an awards ceremony on Wednesday.

Serena Williams won last year's Australian Open and Wimbledon singles titles while also reaching the US Open semi-finals and French Open quarter-finals. Alongside Venus, Serena captured the 2009 US and Australian Open and Wimbledon women's doubles titles.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters took Comeback Player of the Year honors after her US Open title and won her seventh sportsmanship award from the WTA.