10 Women’s Tennis Players to Watch in the Future

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Women’s tennis has been following an established hierarchy ever since the ascent of the Williams sisters about a decade ago: that is, Serena and Venus and, sometimes, Maria Sharapova were going to win all of the championships, and everyone else was going to hope that they caught one of those three (or all of them, to be particularly unlucky) on a bad day.

While Serena Williams will go down as one of the most dominant tennis players of all time, it’s impossible to posit that she was playing against the strongest field of competition that women’s tennis had ever seen. Because, you know, she wasn’t. Nowadays, with both Williams sisters over 30 and Sharapova not that far behind at 27, the women’s field is boasting some seriously exciting talent, players that are beginning to establish themselves by beating the household names.