Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #2 - Caroline Garcia's incredible Asian Swing

Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #2 - Caroline Garcia's incredible Asian Swing

By Don Han
Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 5 biggest WTA surprises of 2017. Number two: Caroline Garcia's impressive results throughout the Asian Swing which saw her claim titles in Beijing and Wuhan before making her debut at the WTA Finals in Singapore....
Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #3 - Sloane Stephens produces magnificent comeback

Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #3 - Sloane Stephens produces magnificent comeback

By Don Han
Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 5 biggest WTA surprises of 2017. Number three: Sloane Stephens' miraculous comeback from a foot injury which saw her reaching the semifinals in Toronto and Cincinnati before claiming her maiden Grand Slam trophy at the US Open....
Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #4 - Venus Williams continues to defy the odds

Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #4 - Venus Williams continues to defy the odds

By Don Han
Starting this week, VAVEL USA’s Don Han will be counting down the top 5 biggest WTA surprises of 2017. Number four: Venus Williams' incredible year which saw her reach two Major finals with an additional run to the semifinals of the US Open, before ending the year as the WTA Finals finalist....

Top 5 WTA Surprises of 2017: #5 - Elena Vesnina stuns the world with Indian Wells title

In one of the biggest surprises of the year, current world number 18 Elena Vesnina claimed the biggest trophy of her career at the BNP Paribas Open. Coming into Indian Wells unheralded as the 14th seed, Vesnina had the best week of her singles career as she shocked the whole tennis world by serving up an offensive masterclass throughout the fortnight. A tricky path to the title Why would it be such a huge surprise that such a talent like Vesnina won the title? The Russian was ranked outside the top-100 back in March 2016, although she had cracked the top twenty by Indian Wells. Furthermore, she was handed an extremely tough draw and had not been in the best of form coming into the first Premier Mandatory event of the year. Elena Vesnina's path to the biggest title of her career was full of obstacles | Photo: Harry How/Getty Images North America Vesnina...
2017 Season Review: Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina seals another successful year

2017 Season Review: Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina seals another successful year ByDon Han

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina, one of the game's longest-lasting pairings in recent years, had a successful 2017 after claiming their third Major trophy together....
2017 Season Review: Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis shine with nine WTA titles

2017 Season Review: Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis shine with nine WTA titles ByDon Han

Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis have been one of the most dominant pairings in recent years after amassing a 53-7 win-loss record while claiming nine trophies along the way....
2017 Season Review: Ryan Harrison has success in both doubles and singles

2017 Season Review: Ryan Harrison has success in both doubles and singles BySusan Regisford

Ryan Harrison showed glimpses of the talent that has long been spoken of early in the season when he won his first career singles title in his first ever final. He topped that in doubles by winning his first major title at Roland Garros....
2017 Season Review: Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua enjoys successful comeback

2017 Season Review: Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua enjoys successful comeback ByDon Han

From being ranked outside the top-200 at the start of 2017, it has been quite a year for Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua as they ultimately ended the year with their debut at the WTA Finals....
2017 Season Review: Resurgent Caroline Wozniacki breaks back into the top 5

2017 Season Review: Resurgent Caroline Wozniacki breaks back into the top 5

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
After starting the season just inside the top 20, a WTA-best eight finals and the biggest title of her career so far have seen the Dane well and truly back into the upper echelons of the game....
2017 Season Review: Frances Tiafoe

2017 Season Review: Frances Tiafoe

By Susan Regisford
Frances Tiafoe may not have had the 2017 season he envisioned; however, cracking the top one hundred for the first time in his career must have made him quite proud....
2017 Season Review: Kontinen/Peers continue success to capture major titles

2017 Season Review: Kontinen/Peers continue success to capture major titles

By Pathik Gamana
2017 saw Henri Kontinen and John Peers win their maiden Grand Slam title as well as defending their World Tour Finals title....
2017 Season Review: Mattek-Sands and Safarova add two Major trophies to their collection

2017 Season Review: Mattek-Sands and Safarova add two Major trophies to their collection ByDon Han

Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova won the first two Grand Slams of the year before a freak injury sustained by the American forced them to end their season early....
2017 Season Review: Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson, the surprise WTA Finals finalists

2017 Season Review: Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson, the surprise WTA Finals finalists ByDon Han

Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson experienced a successful 2017 as they won 4 WTA titles before surprisingly making the final of the WTA Finals as debutants....
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