The MTB Awards

A look back at the MTB winners for a selection of annual awards. Lockdown has given me the chance to look back at old posts and make some retrospective picks!

 

Player of the Year

2020: Sofia Kenin

2019: Ash Barty

2018: Simona Halep

2017: Garbiñe Muguruza

2016: Angelique Kerber

Most Improved Player of the Year

2020: Jen Brady

2019: Sofia Kenin

2018: Kiki Bertens

2017: Elina Svitolina

2016: Johanna Konta

Newcomer of the Year

2020: Leylah Fernandez

2019: Bianca Andreescu

2018: Amanda Anisimova

2017: Ash Barty

2016: Naomi Osaka

Comeback of the Year

2020: Victoria Azarenka

2019: Belinda Bencic

2018: Serena Williams

2017: Petra Kvitova

2016: Anastasija Sevastova

Best Match of the Year

2020: Victoria Azarenka d. Serena Williams, 1-6 6-3 6-3 (US Open, SF)

2019: Ash Barty d. Kiki Bertens, 6-7(4) 6-4 7-5 (Sydney, SF)

2018: Simona Halep d. Angelique Kerber, 6-3 4-6 9-7 (Australian Open, SF)

2017: Eugenie Bouchard d. Maria Sharapova, 7-5 2-6 6-4 (Madrid, R2)

2016: Dominika Cibulkova d. Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-3 5-7 9-7 (Wimbledon, R4)

2015: Victoria Azarenka d, Angelique Kerber, 7-5 2-6 6-4 (US Open, R3)

2014: Angelique Kerber d. Maria Sharapova, 7-6(4) 4-6 6-4 (Wimbledon, R4)

2013: Serena Williams d. Victoria Azarenka, 7-5 6-7(6) 6-1 (US Open, F)

2012: Tamira Paszek d. Caroline Wozniacki, 5-7 7-6(4) 6-4 (Wimbledon, R1)

2011: Francesca Schiavone d. Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-4 1-6 16-14 (Australian Open, R4)

Most Dramatic Match of the Year

2020: Kiki Bertens d. Sara Errani, 7-6(5) 3-6 9-7 (French Open, R2)

2019: Bianca Andreescu d. Angelique Kerber, 6-4 4-6 6-1 (Miami, R3)

2018: Naomi Osaka d. Serena Williams, 6-2 6-4 (US Open, Final)

2017: Ekaterina Makarova d. Angelique Kerber, 6-4 1-6 7-6(11) (Cincy, R2)

2016: Naomi Broady d. Jelena Ostapenko, 4-6 7-6(4) 7-5 (Auckland, R2)

H&H Sportswomanship Moment of the year

2020: Azarenka-Kasatkina (Rome)

2019: Barty-Goerges (Birmingham)

2018: Krunic-Vinci (Rome)

2017: Stephens-Keys (US Open)

2016: Kerber-S.Williams (Oz Open & Wimbledon)

Funniest moment of the year

2020: Osaka’s on court interview at the US Open with her mum

2019: Serena walks out to Halep’s introduction at the Australian Open

2018: Osaka’s press conference in Indian Wells where she is asked about her sister

2017: Stephens and the ‘dragon’ in her US Open press conference

2016: Jankovic and Petkovic uncensored in Charleston

Best Prediction

2020: Kenin to win a Slam

2019: Bertens to win Madrid

2018: Keys and Osaka to reach the US Open semi-finals

2017: Konta to win Miami

Worst Prediction

2020: A Kvitova-Anisimova final in New York

2019: Kuzmova to beat Halep in Madrid (Halep won, 6-0 6-0!)

2018: Wimbledon! My champ, Kvitova, out in R1, 2/16 for the last 16

2017: Duan to beat V. Williams in Melbourne (Venus won, 6-1 6-0!)

Favourite Post

2020: A review of the US Open semi-finals

2019: Fan favourite memories of Safarova

2018: Interviewing Johanna Konta

2017: Wozniacki-Halep match review from Eastbourne

2016: Guide to visiting the US Open

Follow Moo’s Tennis Blog on Twitter and Facebook.