ITF honour Navratilova, Nadal and Jankovic

From the ITF site:

The tennis family gathered last night for the ITF World Champions Dinner, held at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris.

As well as celebrating the achievements of the 2008 ITF World Champions, the ITF Board of Directors presented its highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award, to tennis legend Martina Navratilova. Former British Davis Cup player and current television broadcaster Andrew Castle hosted the evening with ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti presenting the awards, trophies designed by internationally-recognised sculptor Laurence Broderick, to the World Champions.

This year’s recipients were Singles Champions Rafael Nadal (ESP) and Jelena Jankovic (SRB). Due to the fact that they’d lost in the French Open on Sunday and Monday (respectively), they sent their apologies via video acceptance. Jose Luis Escanuela (President of the RFET) accepted Nadal’s award on stage, and Serbian Tennis Federation President, Slobodan Zivojinovic, proudly received Jankovic’s trophy and said a few words about Serbia’s success in the sport.

1 Response

  1. AnaR says:

    It’s so sad!