The Final looks to be a fantastic match-up between a surging Victoria Azarenka and resurgent Maria Sharapova. But we’re not there yet. For this list, we’re drawing from the balance of the tournament for the top 10.
To start the tournament six women were eligible to take over as No.1: current world No. 1 Caroline Wozniaki, reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, world No. 3 Azarenka; three-time major champion Sharapova, reigning US Open champion Sam Stosur, and dark horse Agnieszka Radwanska. Serena Williams is not a part of this list. Neither is Kim Clijsters.
So with this list in mind, let’s select the tournament’s standout matches.