Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Win Laureus Awards Monday [Video]
by Staff | April 19th, 2016, 11:45 pm
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World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams both took home Laureus Awards on Monday in Berlin. Serena won the Sportswoman of the Year award for the second time in three years, and a for the fourth time overall.

Djokovic took home Sportsman of the Years honors for the second consecutive year and third time.

β€œHe had a great year again,” said coach Boris Becker. ‘He’s played 88 matches, has won 82, He won three out of the four Grand Slams, reached the final of the French Open, he’s won seven other tournaments. Very few players, if any, had a year like that.”

Laureus World Sports Awards were announced in seven categories:
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Laureus World Team of the Year: All Blacks
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Jordan Spieth
Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Dan Carter
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Daniel Dias
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Jan Frodeno


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14 Comments for Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams Win Laureus Awards Monday [Video]

bojana Says:

After two days staff found the time for Novak and Serena.How nice from them.


Margot Says:

Just for you Wog Boy :) Staff must’ve read your comment on “Andy” thread…;)
Anyway, many congrats to both.


Green Lady Says:

Big congrats to Novak and Serena, after the years you had last year, and having this year, its richly deserved ….


Green Lady Says:

Wogboy sorry i hyjack the Novak award thread, but if your reading, theres a Merseyside Derby in football tonight, Liverpool V Everton, cannot wait im so excited ;-))….


anki Says:

Well deserved, finally an article on something worthwhile


Green Lady Says:

And may i say how handsome Nole looks here ;-)) ….


Giles Says:

Don’t worry GL, joker fans are having a whip round for your prize! Lol


Green Lady Says:

Giles dont worry i very much doubt that ! lol ….


Green Lady Says:

^And without hyjacking the thread, a certain Spaniard still knocks spots off him, no comparison lol ^….


elina Says:

You guys, congrats to Novak for yet another great achievement.

The real Novak fans here should be very proud of their man.

He is my second favourite (behind my lovely Gael).


Giles Says:

And here’s me thinking Rafa is elina’s favourite.
What do I know!!??
πŸ˜‰ 😳 πŸ€“


bojana Says:

Thank You elina,indid we are very proud of our man,and all this attacks from other tennis players fans are the proof how good he is and our enjoyment is much bigger.


Tennis Vagabond Says:

To say ‘well deserved’ for Novak is really an understatement. It was one of the most dominant years of all time. In terms of distance between his top rivals, you could argue the MOST dominant. As there was no strong #2 last year, with Stan, Roger and Andy really splitting that duty: Roger getting a few wins, Stan getting a Slam, Andy getting a few titles…

I’m not really sure the usefulness of the award, as we all know the player of the year by the year end ranking, but both Serena and Novak deserve their achievements to be echoed.


Green Lady Says:

elina i thought you said Andy was the player out of the top 4 that you liked the most ?, but i must admit at times its been difficult to tell, sometimes youve sounded very pro Nadal, and sometimes pro Djokovic, i do remember you saying you were a fan of both Monflis and Gulbis, anyhow no matter you can be a fan of whomever you like ….

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