The World No.2 praised cycling star Kristina Vogel in her emotional speech. Angelique Kerber has been named Germany’s Sportswoman of the Year for 2018. The World No.2 completes another fantastic season, winning her third major title and first at Wimbledon, while going 46-19.

Kerber also won the award in 2016, when she won two major titles and finished the year No.1.

Patrick Lange, professional duathlete and triathlete, won the award for the men.

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In her acceptance speech Kerber paid tribute to track cycling World Champion Kristina Vogel, who became a paraplegic after a training crash in June.

"You are a role model for so many people. You have shown so much willpower," Kerber told Vogel at the ceremony on Sunday evening.