Bryan Twins Win Top ITWA Awards
The Bryan brothers have two more trophies to add to their collection after winning the International Tennis Writers Association’s top awards. The men’s top doubles team have been voted ITWA’s Ambassadors of the Year. It is the first time they have won the awards.
The awards recognize a combination of achievements on the court, conduct that shows tennis in the best possible light and co-operation with the media. ITWA represents the world’s leading tennis journalists.
Bob and Mike Bryan enjoyed one of their most successful years in 2013, winning three Grand Slam event titles and dominating the doubles scene like never before. Li Na, the women's world #4 also won Ambassador of the Year. Paul Newman, co-president of ITWA, said: “Li Na and the Bryan brothers both had excellent years on the court, but they have also been great ambassadors for tennis. Because of their success there are big media demands on their time and both have handled this with great professionalism. They set a very good example to their fellow players.”
Written by: Bob Larson Tennis on 14th January 2014