With the Australian Open just on the horizon ,we take a look at the top 5 women who can take home the Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific.
5. Garbine Muguruza : The Newbie
Strengths: Standing 6 feet tall, Muguruza has an attacking style of play. She reached the Wimbledon finals last year. On her day, she is capable of taking on anyone.
Weakness: The biggest problem is her movement. Her game relies a lot on a big first serve and an inability to put in a strong first delivery diminishes her chances to win. Consequently, her game lacks in variety.
Opportunities: A higher ranking means that she would avoid the bigger players in earlier rounds of the Australian open. This tournament is also a chance for her to prove to the critics that her Wimbledon run was not a fluke.
Threats: Inexperience may prove to be fatal for her. Her big match abilities are yet to be adequately tested; in the biggest match of her career (Wimbledon final) , she converted only 3 of the 10 break points she had.