Sam Stosur was awarded the Newcombe Medal and was presented with it by its namesake, John Newcombe, in front of more than 700 people at Crown’s Palladium Ballroom, Tennis Australia said.
“It’s such an honour to win the Newcombe Medal again this year, and to have so many legendary Australian players here in the room tonight makes it even more special,” Stosur said. “Although my year didn’t start out as well as I may have wanted, it’s great to know that if you keep working hard and believing in yourself the rewards will come.”
Lleyton Hewitt (pictured arriving with wife, Bec) was presented with the Spirit of Tennis Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership, passion, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport.
“There is no greater feeling than playing for your country. Wearing the green and gold has been what I have cherished the most, therefore to receive the Spirit of Tennis award for Australia is very humbling,” Hewitt said.
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