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03 December 2020, 11:31

Azarenka, Sabalenka nominated for WTA Player of the Year award

Aryna Sabalenka. Photo courtesy of
Aryna Sabalenka. Photo courtesy of

MINSK, 3 December (BelTA) – The WTA has revealed the list of six nominees for the 2020 WTA Player of the Year award, BelTA has learned.

Among the nominations are two Belarusian players – world number 10 Aryna Sabalenka and world number 13 Victoria Azarenka. Last season Aryna Sabalenka won three WTA singes events (Doha, Ostrava and Linz) and the doubles event in Ostrava together with Belgium's Elise Mertens. Victoria Azarenka won the tournament in New York and reached the final in the US Open and Ostrava.

Sofia Kenin of the United States, Naomi Osaka of Japan, Iga Swiatek of Poland and Simona Halep of Romania complete the shortlist for the award.

Victoria Azarenka has been also nominated for the WTA Comeback Player of the Year award, alongside with Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria, Laura Siegemund of Germany and Patricia Maria Tig of Romania.

The results of the media vote will be announced next week.

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