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Paris, Dec 19: Leading players Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been titled the men’s and women’s World Champions for 2014 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The 27-year-old Djokovic won Wimbledon, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour finals and finished the year ranked No.1 in the world, reports Xinhua. Also Read - Tokyo Olympics 2020: Novak Djokovic Defeats Kei Nishikori to Enter Semi-Finals
The 33-year-old Williams, the oldest player ever to be named an ITF singles World Champion, won the US Open, the 18th Grand Slam title of her career, the ATP Tour Championship and was also ranked No.1 by the Women’s Tennis Association. They were named recipient of the honour Thursday. Also Read - Tokyo Olympics Tennis: Novak Djokovic Starts Campaign With a Win; Daniil Medvedev to Face Sumit Nagal in Second Round
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan were named men’s doubles world champions for the 11th time in 12 years, while Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy became women’s doubles world champions for the third successive year.