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Elena Dementieva and Maria Sharapova Receive WTA Awards
Russian tennis players Yelena Dementieva and Maria Sharapova are proud winners of this year’s WTA awards for 2010, Voice of Russia reports. Dementieva was honored with the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award, which acknowledges a player's conduct, attitude and sense of fair play. It was her second time receiving it.
The Humanitarian of the Year award went to Maria Sharapova for her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. In 2010, Maria visited Chernobyl and spent time with kids affected by the disaster while pledging $250,000 to the United Nations Development Program. Additionally, Sharapova won several fan awards including Favorite Singles Player and the Most Fashionable Player.