Greg Sharko Receives 2017 Bud Collins Award
Greg Sharko, from the Association of Tennis Professionals, has won the International Tennis Writers’ Association’s Bud Collins Award for 2017.
Sharko, the director of Media Relations and Information for the Association of Tennis Professionals, was presented with the award at ITWA’s annual cocktails and canapes party on the eve of the US Open in New York. He is pictured with his wife, Karen, on right.
The award is voted for by members of ITWA, which represents more than 120 of the world’s leading tennis journalists. The award recognises people working within the tennis industry who have been particularly helpful to journalists. It is named after the late Bud Collins, who was a celebrated journalist and long-standing member of ITWA. READ MORE, SEE PHOTOS FROM COCKTAIL PARTY AT US OPEN
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