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Murray Named 2012 IWTA Ambassador Of The Year

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Murray© ITWAAndy Murray is presented his Ambassador of the Year award by Paul Newman, one of the ITWA’s co-presidents.

Andy Murray has been presented with the International Tennis Writers Association’s top award. The 25-year-old Scot and the WTA's Serena Williams were voted the ITWA’s Ambassadors of the Year for 2012, receiving their trophies at the Australian Open on Saturday.

The ITWA represents more than 100 of the world’s leading tennis journalists. Its awards recognise not only achievements on the court but also conduct off it, including co-operation with the media.

Murray won his first major title at last year’s US Open and also captured gold and silver medals at the London 2012 Olympics in the singles and mixed doubles events respectively. He finished as the year-end No. 3 in the Emirates ATP Rankings for the first time.

Sebastian Fest, co-president of ITWA, said: “Andy Murray and Serena Williams are great champions, but they are also very good ambassadors for their sport. Both understand that their high standing in tennis involves major media commitments and we appreciate their co-operation with all areas of the media.”

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