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Laureus reveals award nominees for 2011

Tennis stars feature strongly in the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards nominations revealed in Abu Dhabi.

Marcel Desailly, a Laureus Academy member, names the finalists of this year's Laureus World Sports Awards in Abu Dhabi.
Marcel Desailly, a Laureus Academy member, names the finalists of this year's Laureus World Sports Awards in Abu Dhabi.

ABU DHABI, // Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will be looking to add to their collection of Laureus World Sports Awards when the winners are revealed next month.

The Spanish and American tennis stars were among the nominees for the 2011 honours revelaed in Abu Dhabi today.

Nadal is in the running for his second prize in the men's competition.

He's up against the Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel, the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, the LA Lakers' Kobe Bryant and the Barcelona footballers Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi.

Three-time winner Williams is up against fellow tennis players Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki, as well as the American skier Lindsey Vonn, the track athlete Jessica Ennis of Britain and the Croatian high jumper Blanka Vlasic.