As we enter the second half of February, here’s a look at the WTA players who have made a name for themselves early in this season and also the stars who need to buck up and produce the goods for the remainder of the season.
1. Angelique Kerber
The 28 year old German came into the Australian open after losing the final of Brisbane international to Victoria Azarenka. Many thought that the best was behind her but she won her first grand slam defeating Serena Williams in the final. Not many would have placed a bet on Angie coming into the Aussie open as her previous best performance of reaching a grand slam final came way back in 2011 and she saved a match point in her first round encounter against the Japanese misaka doi. On her way to the final she defeated two time champion and tournament favourite Vika. Surely Kerber, who leads the road to the Singapore race has a lot to look forward this year after a spectacular start.