As 2011 comes to a close, tennis fans around the world are discussing what the tennis landscape will look like in 2012. Much discussion is centered around women's tennis.
2011 saw many of the high-profile women's tennis players faced with injuries or simply a level of play well below their personal expectations and those of their fans. Will 2012 be any different?
Of course, there is no concrete way of determining what will happen. However, based upon players' on-court performances in 2011, we can provide a potential outlook.
This slideshow will do just that. It will provide a look at 15 players who seem poised to make an impact on women's tennis come 2012. For this particular slideshow, the term "unknown" will be used loosely as some players may have been on tour for a while, however, they seem to just now be at a comfortable and productive place in their career.
As with any list, unfortunately, some deserving players will be left out. That's where your insight is requested. Please feel free to not only comment on the players listed, but do provide your personal insight on players who you feel should be a part of this list. That allows for a great discussion on the upcoming tennis season.