Kerber, Murray Honoured as 2016 Ambassadors
|Andy Murray receives his award from the International Tennis Writers Association’s Prajwal Hegde (right) and Paul Newman. Photos: Dave Shopland||Angelique Kerber receives her award from the International Tennis Writers Association’s Simon Cambers (left) and Paul Newman.|
Melbourne, 15 January 2017 – Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber have won the International Tennis Writers Association’s top awards. The 29-year-old Scot and the 28-year-old German were voted ITWA’s Ambassadors of the Year for 2016. It is the third time Murray has won the award and the first time it has been won by Kerber.
ITWA represents more than 120 of the world’s leading tennis journalists. Its awards, which are voted for by the members, recognise a combination of achievements on the court, conduct that shows tennis in the best possible light and co-operation with the media.
Both Murray and Kerber had memorable years. Murray, who also won the award in 2012 and 2015, won nine titles, including Wimbledon, the Olympics and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, and finished the year as world No 1 for the first time. READ MORE
Bud Collins Award Goes to Wimbledon’s Denise Tyler
Denise Tyler, the Press Operations Manager at Wimbledon, is the winner of the International Tennis Writers Association’s 2016 Bud Collins Award. The result of a poll of ITWA’s 120-plus members was announced at ITWA’s annual Cocktail and Canapes Party at the Yale Club of New York on the eve of the US Open. The party was sponsored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Women’s Tennis Association.
The Bud Collins Award is presented annually to people in tennis who have been particularly helpful to the media. Bud Collins, who died earlier this year, was one of the most prominent figures in the tennis media and was a long-time member of ITWA. READ MORE
New, Redesigned ITWA Website!
Welcome to the new, redesigned ITWA website.
Because of the unveiling of the website has affected our usual timeline, payment of the 2017 dues, the deadline to pay your 2017 dues has been changed to August 31.
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