World #1 tennis superstar Novak Djokovic added to his accolades with a win at the 2012 Laureus Sports Awards ceremony in London, celebrating the best in sports in 2011. Nole won 3 of 4 Majors in 2011, losing only 2 matches (1 by injury withdrawal) through the end of the US Open. His season was also hightlighted by a 41 match winning streak to start the year. He stumbled with a few losses at the end of the year, but started 2012 by showing he will again be the man to beat, taking down Rafael Nadal in an epic 5 hour, 53 minute Australian Open final. Djokovic now has won 3 straight Major and looks for the Novak Slam at Roland Garros 2012.
Petra Kvitova (tennis) and Yani Tseng (golf), two athletes that I write about often on this blog, were up for Laureus Sportswoman of the Year but lost to distand runner Vivian Cheruiyot, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2011 World Championships. Kvitova and Li Na (tennis) were nominated for breakthrough player of the year but lost to golfer Rory McIroy, winner of the 2011 US Open.