April 03, 2007 07:05:43 GMT
Roger Federer has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the third year in a row.
Roger Federer is still the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. The world's top-ranked tennis player won his third straight Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award Monday April 2nd, making him the first ever recipient of three Laureus World Sports Awards.
Federer is believed as the world's top-ranked tennis player. He won three Grand Slams last year and added the Australian Open in January for his 10th career major championship. Winning the opposite award, the Sportswoman of the Year, is Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva.
Serena Williams, additionally, wins the Comeback Of The Year Award for winning the Australian Open after a long injury layoff. French tennis player Amelie Mauresmo also is an award winner, bringing home the Breakthrough Of The Year Award for winning her first Grand Slam titles last year at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
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