Reaching her first Grand Slam final at the French Open and playing at the WTA Finals are just some the highlights of Lucie Safarova's 2015 season. She also scooped up two Grand Slam doubles titles with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and achieved her career highest ranking - but in between it all the Czech always finds time to give back to the player community.
As a result of her work in the WTA Player Council, Safarova was awarded the 2015 Peachy Kellmeyer Player Service Award for the second year in a row, another accolade to add to her already stellar year.
Selected by player vote, the Player Service Award is given each year to the player who has done the most for her fellow players through her efforts in the Player Council or any other initiatives. Previous winners include Kim Clijsters, Liezel Huber, Nicole Pratt, Francesca Schiavone, Pam Shriver and Venus Williams.
The Players' Council consists of eight selected players on the tour that advocate player interests and handle grievances, changes in the tennis schedule and other concerns. Safarova is a part of the council in the 1-20 Ranking Category, alongside Samantha Stosur, Serena Williams and Venus Williams. She's served on the Council since 2009, earning the respect of her peers through her willingness to help.