11/01/2021 – The Hungarian-French pair triumphed after the 2019 season, also.
Another amazing accolade based on the successes of the 2020 season, which brought a lot of difficulty and amazing results: Timi and Kristina Mladenovic finished 1st in the individual sports team competition at the M4 Sport – Athlete of the Year Gala 2020!
The pair also finished in the lead with the 2019 results. The Hungarian-French duo won the Australian Open and Roland Garros last year, was the Team of the Month at WTA in January and October, and then again won the Team of the Year award after 2019.
“Dear Kiki and Timi! I know what successes you achieved last year, yours is one of the best pairs. Congratulations, I wish you all the best, I’m squeezing you in again this year, ”said award-winning Mary Pierce, who has won two Grand Slam tournaments in Singles, the Australian Open in 1995 and the Roland Garros in 2000, and last year, just twenty years In front of Timi and Kiki, she also triumphed in doubles at Garros as a partner of Martina Hingis of Switzerland. – It gives me great pleasure to join Hungary’s traditional sports gala. I know very well how proud Hungary is of its sports history, you have had great champions and there are now in many, many sports. After a difficult year in 2020, it is even more important to recognize athletes.”
Timi thanked the award in a video message. “I also say on behalf of Kristina, who can’t be here with me now to thank you very much for the award, it feels really good to be the Athlete of the Year in this category, especially after a year like last season,” she said. “It’s been hard for everyone, it’s been a different year for everyone, but it’s definitely positive that after such a history, we’ve managed to achieve two Grand Slam victories and continue to stay in such good harmony with Kristina. We thank the journalists for the votes and the award-winning Mary Pierce for her kind words.”
AZ ÉV CSAPATA (egyéni sportágak csapatversenye)
1. BABOS TÍMEA, KRISTINA MLADENOVIC (teniszpáros) 974 pont
2. NŐI TORNÁSZVÁLOGATOTT 305
3. FÉRFI TENISZVÁLOGATOTT 303
4. NŐI ASZTALITENISZ-VÁLOGATOTT 214
5. FÉRFI TORNÁSZVÁLOGATOTT 207
6. KÖTÖTTFOGÁSÚ BIRKÓZÓ-VÁLOGATOTT 126
7. PÉNI ISTVÁN, DÉNES ESZTER (sportlövő, vegyes páros) 120
8. IFJABB ÉRDI TIBOR, CSÖKŐ ZOLTÁN (rali) 110
9. SAKKVÁLOGATOTT 66
10. ADOLF BALÁZS, FEJES DÁNIEL (kenupáros) 47