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Roger Federer and Serena Williams Declared 2009 World Champions

Current world number one tennis players Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been declared the world champions for 2009 by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

This is the fifth time that Federer has been named world champion while it is the second time for Williams. They are to be awarded in June 2010 during the staging of the French Open.

Federer has regained the world number one rank from Rafael Nadal after becoming the sixth man to achieve a Career Grand Slam and for breaking the record for most number of Grand Slam titles after winning his 15th when he defeated Andy Roddick during the last Wimbledon. He was also runner-up at the Australian Open and US Open.

A career grand slam means winning at least once in their career the Australian Open, the French Open, the US Open and Wimbledon.

Williams meanwhile won this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon events. She now has 11 majors. She has also joined Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis as the only players to attain singles and doubles world championships in the same year after she and sister Venus Williams were named women’s doubles world champs.

Meanwhile, American twins Bob and Mike Bryan took their sixth men’s doubles world championship in a span of seven years.