Media award Mauresmo

Media award Mauresmo
By Reuters

24/03/2007 at 22:27Updated

Last year's Australian Open and Wimbledon winner Amelie Mauresmo has been honoured as the Player of the Year in a media vote, the WTA have announced.

The 27-year-old Frenchwoman, who is recovering from an operation to remove her appendix, claimed the award for the first time. The current world number four topped the rankings

for 34 consecutive weeks.

Comeback Player of the Year went to Swiss Martin Hingis, who won the Rome title after returning from a three-year retirement.

Serbian Jelena Jankovic was voted Most Improved Player after turning around her 2006 to end 44-17 after losing 10 of her first 11 matches.

Belgium's Kim Clijsters, due to retire this season, won sportsmanship and humanitarian awards.

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