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Tuesday, 3 December, 2002, 18:37 GMT
Hewitt and Serena on top of world
Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt at the Champions' dinner after Wimbledon 2002
Williams and Hewitt both won Wimbledon
World number ones Lleyton Hewitt and Serena Williams have been officially confirmed as the 2002 International Tennis Federation world champions.

It was the second year running that Australian Hewitt has collected the title and comes after a season in which he won Wimbledon for the first time.

The 21-year-old won five titles during the year, finishing off with victory at the Masters Cup in Shanghai.

Williams, who is number one at the year-end for the first time, has had a phenomenal season, winning three of the four Grand Slams.

The 21-year-old competed in just 13 tournaments but won eight of them, beating her sister Venus in the finals of the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

If Serena claims the Australian Open in January, she will join an elite club of four other women who have held all four Majors at the same time.

Mark Knowles of the Bahamas and Canada's Daniel Nestor were named as the ITF men's doubles world champions.

Paola Suarez of Argentina and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain were given the women's doubles world champions award.

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