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Serena Williams honored as 2009 top player

World No. 1 Serena Williams has won the 2009 WTA Tour Player of the Year award as well as the Doubles Team of the year honors with sister Venus at a ceremony held at the Sony Ericsson Open.

sports Updated: Mar 25, 2010 10:27 IST

World No. 1 Serena Williams has won the 2009 WTA Tour Player of the Year award as well as the Doubles Team of the year honors with sister Venus at a ceremony held at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Serena Williams, wearing high heels despite a knee injury, was all smiles when picking up her award Wednesday. She won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2009, was a semifinalist at the U.S. Open and a quarterfinalist at the French Open. The Williams sisters won the 2009 Australian Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open doubles titles as well as the doubles crown at Stanford.