With the absence of Serena and the seemingly lackluster play of many of the top women in the season's first few tournaments, it is clear that the Australian Open is wide open.
Will the top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki win her first major title?
Or will a veteran like Kim Clijsters use her experience and claim her first Australian Open championship and fourth major title overall?
Perhaps a darkhorse (a la Francesca Schiavone at the French Open) will come out of the woodworks and surprise everyone.
Stay tuned for the five women who have the best chance at taking the title.