ZHUHAI, China - Caroline Wozniacki has received the 2015 Diamond Aces Award, which is given to the player who consistently goes above and beyond in promoting the sport of women's tennis to fans, media and local communities by performing off-court promotional charitable activities at WTA events.
This year marks the ninth season in a row that a point-weighted system was used to award each of the off-court activities performed by players at WTA tournaments. This is the second time the two-time US Open finalist and former World No.1 has won the Diamond Aces Award, having also won it in 2011.
"Thank you for this award," Wozniacki said from the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai. "It's a great honor and I take great pride in being a role model to everyone. It's an honor to win this for the second time and hopefully I can win it again - but if not it means there are youngsters coming up or other girls on the tour who are doing a great job of giving back. I'm proud of everyone out here and happy we can promote our sport - make everyone aware we're here and women's sport is important."
Wozniacki's off-court contributions in 2015 include hosting a Junior Road To Singapore kids clinic, serving as a brand ambassador for WTA sponsors USANA and Dubai Duty Free, participating in multiple WTA Live Fan Access presented by Xerox episodes, visiting the Danish embassy during her title run in Kuala Lumpur and taking part in Mutua Madrid Open Charity Day with Serena Williams.
"Caroline is a great champion on and off the court," said WTA President Micky Lawler. "What she does to make tennis impactful is remarkable and so generous. She is such an exceptional human being, which she has demonstrated by winning this award twice already. Congratulations to Caroline, and thank you for everything she does to enhance the tour and live by the values the WTA stands for."
The Diamond Aces Award was first introduced in 1995, in memory of former WTA CEO Jerry Diamond. Fourteen players have won the award: Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Gabriela Sabatini, Amanda Coetzer, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Anastasia Myskina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivanovic, Elena Dementieva, Samantha Stosur, Victoria Azarenka Petra Kvitova and Wozniacki.