The WTA announced the 2019 year-end awards on Monday with some repeat victors and new faces. Here's which category winners were made public on Monday:
Petra Kvitova picked up the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award for the seventh straight time, and eighth year overall.
Very moved by this. Thank you to all my fellow players who voted, it means a lot to me ????— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) December 9, 2019
I hope to teach our future tennis generations to love and respect the sport as much as I do ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZUYA6sDFDN
Tournament(s) of the Year
Indian Wells has been named the best Premier Mandatory for the sixth time since the new format for tournament of the year was started in 2014. Dubai earned best WTA Premier 5, Stuttgart and St. Petersburg both got best Premier nods, and Acapulco and Auckland tied for top WTA International.
Player Service Award
Gabriela Dabrowski was given the Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award for the first time. Past winners include Chris Evert, Francesca Schiavone, Pam Shriver and Venus Williams.
Thank you kindly ???? I feel privileged to represent such an integral group of girls on the WTA Tour. I’ll keep doing my utmost to make sure our Tour is the best it can be for everyone ☺️ https://t.co/0cxkKbN2F2— Gaby Dabrowski (@GabyDabrowski) December 9, 2019
Coach of the Year Award
Craig Tyzzer is the second coach to get recognized, following Sascha Bajin in 2018. As the coach of Ashleigh Barty for four years, he's been by her side for her journey to No. 1, French Open champion and WTA Finals titlist.
Tyzzer with Barty at the 2017 Newcombe Medal in Melbourne. (Getty Images)
These are the categories voted on by the player body, while the annual WTA Player Awards for the season's best performers are voted on by members of the media and will be revealed on Wednesday.