Serena Williams is the heavy favorite to win the year-enders in Istanbul. But it wouldn't be nice if we didn't assess the other players' chances, too.
Overlooked and undersized? Perhaps, but it didn't stop Sara Errani from reaching the French Open final.
Welcome to Miami. The power trio is back in business, but how they fare is anyone's guess.
Serena made progress and Maria had her moments. But the 2011 WTA season will go down as one of the more deliciously weird ones we've seen in quite a while.
Year of the retro, eh? Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters were supposed to dominate 2011, but it didn't exactly work out that way.
Serena Williams hits ball harder than anyone. Caroline Wozniacki found that out the hard way.
What a series of misadventures for Serena Williams. But it's amazing how quickly things can change.
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.
Kim Clijsters' ascent to the top ranking might be short-lived, but nonetheless, who's equipped to prevent her from Slam supremacy?
It was a moment to behold and cherish: Francesca Schiavone blasted through the French Open field. And that was just the beginning of her storybook season.
Take a good, hard look at the erratic WTA results from this season, and you'll see that determining the WTA player of the year is a bit bewildering. So who exactly is it?
Beatrice Capra took a year off from school to see how this tennis thing would work out. So far, all roses for the 18-year-old.
Expectations were raised before Justine Henin ever took the court in her comeback. She's confident she'll get back to the top -- it's just a matter of when.
Why would Larry Scott leave his post as the chairman and CEO of the WTA Tour in a time of unprecedented growth? How about less travel, fewer headaches and a slower pace.
Roiling emotions and unadulterated talent run in the family. But Dinara Safina has finally escaped the shadow of older brother Marat and is enjoying a breakthrough season.
Venus and Serena have been long-standing WTA Tour fixtures. But since a much-publicized incident involving alleged racism at Indian Wells, the siblings have boycotted the event. If their exile continues next year, harsh penalties may be awaiting.