Australian Open 2012: Who Will Become the Women's World No. 1?

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Australian Open 2012: Who Will Become the Women's World No. 1?
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The 2012 Australian Open just got very, very important.

At least for the women anyway.

As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all continue their merry ways in the men's tournament, the women's draw takes on extra significance since the winner of the 2012 Australian Open may very well take the world No. 1 ranking with them.

With five players still technically in the frame for the world No. 1 ranking, the final seven days of the tournament have an extra significance not seen before, and this tournament could be critical for rankings in other tournaments later in the year.

As I said, it just got very, very important in Australia, and the big question remains as to who will win the women's tournament and take home the trophy—and possibly the world No. 1 ranking.

Let's find out.

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