The nominees of the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards were announced on Tuesday, and SA’s Caster Semenya will face off against 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza and an all-American quartet led by tennis superstar Serena Williams, in the World Sportswoman of the Year category. Apart from Williams and Muguruza‚ Semenya will also have to contend with 16-time world athletics championship medalist Allyson Felix‚ 19-year-old swimming sensation Katie Ledecky and Overall World Cup champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin in the hotly contested category. Semenya‚ who eased to the 800m women’s gold medal in the 2016 Olympic Games‚ added the gold medal in the same event to her burgeoning collection in last year’s world championships in London. Semenya also won bronze in the women’s 1,500m at the same World Championships. Roger Federer’s return to form after a knee injury‚ which saw him win his fifth Australian Open and eighth Wimbledon titles‚ earned him nominations in both the Laureus World Spor...

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