Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams crowned world champions

International Tennis Federation confirms stars as players of the year, each having won three majors in 2015

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 December, 2015, 12:02am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 December, 2015, 12:02am

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named men’s and women’s world champions for 2015 by the International Tennis Federation.

The Serb ended the year as men’s world number one for the fourth time after taking three majors – the Australian, Wimbledon and US Open, as well as finishing runner-up to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open.

Williams also narrowly missed a calendar-year grand slam, winning the Australian, French and Wimbledon and reaching her home US Open semi-final.

Martina Hingis of Switzerland and India’s Sania Mirza were named women’s doubles world champions, with Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Romania’s Horia Tecau taking the men’s award.

Hingis becomes an ITF world champion again 15 years after being crowned singles champion.

Dalma Galfi of Hungary and American Taylor Fritz were named ITF junior champions.