Barty, Djokovic win major tennis prizes

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Australian ace Ash Barty has been crowned the International Tennis Federation's satellite champion for a 2nd time.

The designation caps a tremendous twelvemonth for satellite No.1 Barty, who claimed her archetypal Wimbledon rubric and an Olympic bronze medal successful mixed doubles.

Barty, 25, became the archetypal Australian to triumph the ITF grant successful 2019 and was besides named WTA subordinate of the twelvemonth for the 2nd clip earlier this month.

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Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates triumph successful her lucifer against Shelby Rogers of the United States. (Getty)

"Being the ITF satellite champion successful 2021 is thing I americium precise arrogant of," Barty said.

"I consciousness fortunate to play the athletics I emotion for a living, particularly successful a twelvemonth that was challenging and unpredictable for truthful many.

"I privation to convey my squad and my household for everything they bash and a immense convey you to tennis fans astir the satellite for continuing to enactment us."

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic serves during their Davis Cup semifinal match. (AP)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, meanwhile, was named ITF men's satellite champion for a grounds seventh time.

Djokovic enjoyed different ascendant year, claiming the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles.

His triumph puts him wide of American fable Pete Sampras, who won six ITF gongs.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates aft winning the Paris Masters. (Getty)

The grant has been held since 1978.

"After specified a rewarding twelvemonth for me, my team, household and fans it is simply a large honour to beryllium named the ITF World Champion for the seventh time," Djokovic said.

"I americium precise grateful and arrogant for the results I've achieved and fortunate I had a accidental to vie for the Serbian nationalist team, too."

Dylan Alcott won the US Open successful September to implicit an historical Golden Slam. (Getty)

Australia's Dylan Alcott became the ITF quad wheelchair satellite champion for the 3rd consecutive time.

Alcott achieved a 'golden slam,' winning each 4 Grand Slam singles titles arsenic good arsenic Paralympic singles golden successful Tokyo.

Alcott has announced helium volition discontinue aft adjacent year's Australian Open.

Dylan Alcott with his golden medal successful Tokyo. (Getty)

"It's an implicit honour to beryllium named satellite champion for the past time," Alcott said.

"To beryllium honest, I conscionable felt highly grateful that I could question circular the satellite and bash my occupation this year, particularly with everything that's going connected successful the satellite and successful Australia.

"It was a squad effort and determination were tons of ups and downs, but we managed to get it done. This twelvemonth I've had the proudest moments astir apt successful my full career, which is beauteous awesome. I'm truly stoked that I could decorativeness it disconnected with the aureate slam and I'm truly looking guardant to my past tourney coming up astatine the Australian Open."

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