Never too early to be thinking about next year -- especially for Maria Sharapova, who was trounced once again in Istanbul.
It's not about who's not there (Serena, Venus, Henin). The WTA's top starlets are ready to duel in Doha. So who will escape from the year-end championships unscathed?
We don't anticipate Serena Williams donning tennis attire any time soon, but for the other top 10 women, there's work to be done.
What happened to the good ol' days, mate? The dynastic Aussie contingent of yore has been replaced with the ongoing drama of today's top players.