Federer receives tennis writers' awards
Federer, Mauresm receive tennis writers' awards
Federer, Mauresmo receive tennis writers' awards
The Associated Press
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Roger Federer and Amelie Mauresmo received the International Tennis Writers Association's Player of the Year and Ambassador for Tennis awards on Tuesday.
Federer won both honors for the third consecutive year.
The top-ranked Swiss star won a tour-high 12 titles in 2006, including three Grand Slams: Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and Australian Open.
Mauresmo won her first major titles this season, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
ITWA also praised the players for their efforts to bring new fans to tennis and to promote the sport.