December 22, 2014 / 7:57 PM / in 5 years

Tennis-Dimitrov and Halep win domestic sports awards

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov has been named Bulgaria’s Athlete of the Year in a nationwide poll conducted by sports journalists while French Open runner-up Simona Halep won the award in neigbouring Romania.

Dimitrov’s three ATP titles on different surfaces and his run to the semi-finals at Wimbledon were for many Bulgarians the highlights of the year.

Halep was a comfortable winner in the annual poll conducted by the Romanian daily Gazeta Sporturilor.

Halep rose to number two in the world in August, the highest ever WTA ranking achieved by a Romanian, and also claimed titles in Doha and Bucharest.

Reporting by Angel Krasimirov, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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