Kim Clijsters Player of the Year

Kim Clijsters Player of the Year

The International Tennis Writers Association (ITWA) has voted Kim Clijsters and Roger Federer its Player of the Year awards and its annual Ambassador for Tennis awards for 2005.

The ITWA for Tennis award salutes players who go out of their way to advance the sport at a global level.

ITWA was formed four years ago to represent the select group of journalists who travel the globe, week-in and week-out, covering tennis for the written and broadcast media. ITWA includes members from 17 countries and the coverage they provide brings tennis to millions worldwide.

Other players receiving Ambassador of the Year votes were Lindsay Davenport, Sharapova, Mary Pierce, Amelie Mauresmo, Elena Dementieva, Ana Ivanovic, Maggie Maleeva, Sania Mirza and Paola Suarez.