2009's first Women's Tennis Post

First off, lets take a look at Canada's next top model tennis star:

Aleksandra Wozniak.

Now lets review the 2008 season:

Maria Sharapova started the year with an 18-match winning streak, including victory at the Australian Open, and looked capable of dominating.

But the remainder of Sharapova's season was blighted by a rotator cuff injury that eventually forced her to sit out the final five months.

Ana Ivanovic saw off Dinara Safina to claim her maiden major in Paris.
Rising star - Caroline Wozniacki

Wozniacki collected four titles between August and November to emerge as the latest teen sensation.

The 18-year-old prefers to stay at the baseline where she can use her speed, fitness and retrieving skills to wear down opponents.

Wozniacki has so far enjoyed her best results on hard courts and indoor carpet, although also has a good pedigree on grass having been Wimbledon junior champion in 2006.

World number 10 Agnieszka Radwanska is the highest ranked of the latest crop of talent, while Alize Cornet (#16), Victoria Azarenka (#15) and Dominika Cibulkova (#19) all finished the season ranked inside the top 20.

Other photos worth looking at are Alona Bondarenko:

Maria Kirilenko:

And of course lets not forget Daniela Hantuchova:

Also keep your eye on Sabine Lisicki:

Tzvetana Pironkova:

and Agnes Szavay:

Definately watch the last three carefully... you won't be seeing them in the finals or semis!

[whatever you do, don't watch any match with Sarah Gromert! Just don't do it! -ed]