Nadal Repeats as Sexiest Male; Newcomer Goes to Tomic by 1 Vote
The public has spoken in the seventh annual TennisReporters.net Readers’s Poll.
In the most anticipated and heavily populated voting ever, Caroline Wozniacki rode a wave of a European votes to outshine last year’s winner, Maria Kirilenko, and win the “Ana Ivanovic” Sexiest Female Player. The Dane also outpolled two women who lead the early returns, Maria Sharapova and Julia Goerges.
Defending champ Rafael Nadal prevailed among the men for the “Marat Safin” Sexiest Male Player, edging fellow Spaniards Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez
Both awards are named after the two players who won the award for five straight years and were retired from competition.
In 2011, Novak Djokovic basked in the glory of his standout season with a large lead over the field in the Top Male Player. Somewhat remarkably, despite winning Roland Garros, No. 2 Nadal came in third in the poll behind Roger Federer, who did not win a 2011 major.
Wimbledon and WTA Championships winner Petra Kvitova outdistanced No. 1 Wozniacki by a commanding number for Top Female Player.
Even though the annual poll drew in an amazingly large vote total