Laureus Awards 2016: Djokovic and Williams top winners


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Tennis legends Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams claimed the top accolades at this year's Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin.

Djokovic, 28, reached all four Grand Slam finals, winning three of them, a feat emulated by Williams, 34.

Meanwhile, Paralympic swimmer of Brazil Daniel Dias was named disabled sportsperson of the year after winning seven golds at the IPC Swimming World Championships.

Following are the other winners,

Team of the Year: New Zealand, who won the Rugby World Cup

Comeback of the Year: Rugby player Dan Carter, who helped the All Blacks become champions after missing the 2011 final because of injury

Breakthrough of the Year: US golfer Jordan Spieth, who won the Masters and US Open

Action Sportsperson of the Year: German triathlete Jan Frodeno, who became World Ironman champion

Athlete of the Year: Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi

Lifetime Achievement Award: Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda

Spirit of Sport Award: Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff


 

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