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san2003
06-11-2006, 04:45 AM
GRAND SLAM FOR TENNIS AT LAUREUS SPORTS AWARDS

BARCELONA, May 22, 2006 - Tennis was the big winner at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Barcelona as Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Martina Hingis, plus Spain’s Rafael Nadal all won major honours.

Federer was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second straight time after winning three Grand Slam titles, Hingis won the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award, after winning her 15th Grand Slam title following an absence from top level tennis of three years, and gifted tennis prodigy Nadal was presented with the Laureus World Newcomer of the Year Award after winning the French Open at 19.

Other awards:

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Roger Federer
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Janica Kostelic
Laureus World Team of the Year: Renault Formula One Team
Laureus World Newcomer of the Year: Rafael Nadal
Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Martina Hingis
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Ernst van Dyk
Laureus World Alternative Sportsperson of the Year: Angelo d’Arrigo

source: http://www.laureus.org/awards/index.php