Muguruza named WTA Player of the Year

October 21, 2017
Garbine Muguruza
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ST PETERSBURG, Florida (AP):

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is the World Tennis Association Player of the Year, and US Open champion Sloane Stephens is the Comeback Player of the Year.

The women's tennis tour announced the annual honours yesterday. The awards are voted on by members of the media.

Other recipients include French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko as Most Improved Player, CiCi Bellis as Newcomer of the Year, and Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan as Doubles Team of the Year.

Muguruza beat Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final in July for her second Grand Slam title, then moved up to Number 1 in the rankings for the first time in September.

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