Rafa Nadal & Serena Williams win L'Equipe's athlete of the year
Tennis champions Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been named as sportsman and sportswoman of the year by French sports daily L'Equipe.
The Spaniard, who this year extended his record haul of French Open titles to eight, said Paris has been the "most important city" of his sporting career.
He described 2013, in which he returned to the ATP Tour after a months-long injury hiatus to have one of his best years, as "full of emotions."
Besides winning Roland Garros for the eighth time in nine years, Nadal captured his second U.S. Open title and recaptured the No. 1 ranking.
Williams produced one of the finest years of her career at 32, winning her second French Open as well as the US Open to take her haul of Grand Slam titles to 17.
This is the second time both Nadal and Williams have been honoured by the French publication, the report added.
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