5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5? - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: Which player will enter the Top 5 by the end of 2013??
Andrea Petkovic 5 4.42%
Venus Williams 12 10.62%
Sabine Lisicki 7 6.19%
Maria Kirilenko 3 2.65%
Caroline Wozniacki 20 17.70%
They will all reamain outside the Top 5 66 58.41%
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5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

Caroline Wozniacki


For a good portion of 2012, Caroline Wozniacki's game appeared to be heading in a definite downward trend, especially as the former world No. 1 went the majority of the season without winning a title. That stat only enhanced the negative perception around her time spent at the top. Post-U.S. Open, though, Wozniacki turned it on by making the finals of three of her last five tournaments. Such a strong run at the end should propel her back toward the Top Five in 2013.




Maria Kirlenko


Tour veteran Maria Kirilenko could be considered among the best active players to have never reached the Top 10 in singles. In 2012, though, she did reach a career-high ranking of 12 before finishing the season at 14. While she hasn't won a singles title since 2008, Kirilenko has gone on to post the best Grand Slam results of her career since 2010, having made her first two major quarterfinals, including one last year at Wimbledon. That success, plus her stellar doubles results, could help boost her achievements on the singles court.




Venus Williams



While the Luxembourg tournament might not be the biggest on the WTA Tour, Venus Williams' win there in 2012 proved to the former world No. 1 that she's capable of still winning events and showing dominant form. Williams finished the year at No. 24 in the rankings, one of the most impressive accomplishments of her career, considering the health issues she's had to deal with. Provided she holds up physically, the seven-time major winner could be vying for a top-eight spot in the standings in '13.




Sabine Lisicki


Sabine Lisicki saw her recent rankings rise go in reverse by the end of 2012. Despite reaching a career-high singles ranking at one point over the season, the big-hitting German finished the year outside the Top 35. That marks a stunning turn for the 2011 Wimbledon semifinalist and '12 quarterfinalist. Lisicki is one of the most powerful players on the WTA Tour, and provided she avoids the rash of injuries she suffered last year, she could find herself bashing her way to a new career benchmark.




Andrea Petkovic


Injuries essentially decimated Andrea Petkovic's 2012 campaign, as she was forced off the court twice for significant amounts of time on separate occasions. And that was coming off a year in which she cracked the Top 10 for the first time and made three Grand Slam quarterfinals. But there are signs that Petkovic could make a big rankings jump in 2013. Currently outside the Top 100, she will have few points to defend over the course of the season. She also ended the year on somewhat of a high note by reaching the semifinals at a small event. That tournament run should've been able to give her momentum over the offseason, which could carry into the months ahead.


Which player has the best chance to Break into the Top 5 by the end of 2013??

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Kirilenko was number 12? Oh God how, she's way worse than Peer, it would be a disgrace if she ever made it to the Top 10

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From these five maybe only Wozniacki has a chance for top 5. I would like it to be Venus and Petko but hardly.

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Re: 5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

In the first half of the season, Wozniacki tends to perform how she did in the 2nd half of the previous season. Therefore barring unforeseen injury I expect her to move up 2-3 ranking places, ahead of the likes of Errani, Stosur and possibly Li (and Radwanska after her impending plummit), but top 5 is out of reach. She'll probably earn occasional victories against players ranked #5-#10 but anyone ranked higher will be a a step too far at this stage ('cept maybe Serena ).

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Re: 5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

I don't think any of those 5 have a chance to get to the top 5 except possibly Wozniacki. We've seen Petkovic's peak, I expect her to stay in the top 20-40 range for the rest of her career. Lisicki is way too inconsistent to reach top 10 let alone top 5. Venus likely wont play enough tournaments to get there but she can possibly get back to the top 10. Kirilenko's game is too lightweight, she does well with what she has but does not have the game to challenge the elite.

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Hopefully Woz
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Kirilenko was number 12? Oh God how, she's way worse than Peer, it would be a disgrace if she ever made it to the Top 10
Oh please, nobody of the current Top 20 is worse than Peer.
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Re: 5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

Wozniacki has an outside chance. If all goes well I hope she will end up somewhere between five and eight, so number five is a best case scenario (I'm very willing to let her surprise me though). I don't think any of the others will make the top five because it's too crowded up there. Venus may still be the best 'peak performer' of any of them, but her age and especially her illness are likely to make it impossible for her to keep playing at a high enough level for ten months to enable her to get back into the top five.

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Re: 5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

Wozniacki and Ivanovic are possible top 5 players by the end of 2013 in my opinion. They could replace Radwanska and Kerber. Venus could be even top 3, but she will not play enough to do that, so top 15 is most likely for her.
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Re: 5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

none, top4 will remain the same and there is no chance they can past either Kerber, Li Na or my gurl Petra
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Re: 5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

Wozniacki could probably get to #5 before the end of the year, but barring injury, I think the top 4 are fairly set in some order for the foreseeable future, barring a Kvitova revival.

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Wozniacki isn't getting to the top 5 guys, it's over for her. She'll never crack the top 5 again.
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Re: 5 Players Set to Rise in the WTA Rankings in 2013: Who Will Enter The Top 5?

Caro and Venus are the only ones with a realistic chance and even for them it's slim. Kirilenko is simply not talented enough, Lisicki is too emotional and Petkovic has a long road back ahead of her and I don't think one year is enough time for her to get into the top 5.
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