WTA and Five Rising Stars on the Women's Tour

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WTA and Five Rising Stars on the Women's Tour
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Who is set to challenge the world's No.1?

A lot has happened in Women’s tennis in the last year. Just look back at last year’s Wimbledon. The finals featured Serena Williams and Vera Zvonareva. At the time, Serena was ranked No. 1 in the world and Zvonareva was ranked No. 22.

Eleven months later, Zvonareva is ranked third and Serena has dropped to 25. Along with her sister, Serena Williams’ injuries have played a huge role in that drop, but we also have to look at reality.

Serena Williams will be 30 in September. Her sister, Venus, who was ranked second last year at Wimbledon will be 31 in a couple of weeks. Whether the Williams sisters will ever get back to tennis prominence is highly speculative.

Also, with the retirement of Justine Henin, Elena Dementieva, and the falling off of Jankovic, Petrova, and Radwanska, not to mention a few others, it’s time to make way for five new rising stars on the WTA.

This is my first tennis article for the Bleacher Report.

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