There is not a lack of young, precocious players on the WTA Tour. And Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is the best of the bunch -- as she proved against Vera Zvonareva.
Juan Martin del Potro and Maria Sharapova look primed to take the next step. And that's just one of the appetizing storylines as the Sony Ericsson Open approaches.
There are countless ways to crunch the numbers, but only one measures the best men's and women's seasons of 2010 using the gold standard: results in Grand Slam events.
The crowd begged for more, but much to its chagrin, Kim Clijsters beat Vera Zvonareva in a 59-minute bashing to win the U.S. Open.
It was a day of yips and costly mistakes. Kim Clijsters overcame them versus Venus Williams. Caroline Wozniacki wasn't as fortunate.
Serena Williams never looked more imposing during her Wimbledon title run. The next step: to challenge history's very best.
Serena Williams displayed a Plan B. Vera Zvonareva showed unnerving poise. Now they'll meet for the Wimbledon championship.
Perhaps it was just something in the air, but Venus Williams and Kim Clijsters crashed out of Wimbledon.
The Russians have arrived onto the women's tennis scene, and they won't be going away anytime soon.