As has became the normal at these sort of events, here are my official top 10 players from week one of the open... enjoy
10. Laura Robson
In my opinion the best British player, and a big hope for the future. Good fighting qualities, although plays the occasional 'interesting' (aka what-were-you-thinking!) shot. And there is something unusual about her left foot, has anyone else noticed it? She's currently down 5-6 against Sloane Stephens, if she wins this match I may have put her higher up the list.
9. Flipper Flipkens
Adonkable, and you can't help but love this girl. A fantastic junior back in the day, hasn't ever really done much on the tour - but she gives it a good go, credit where it's deserved
8. Na Li
Done what she's had too to get through, hasn't lost a set so far. On her day she's a very dangerous player, and I would love it if she could win another slam. A dark horse, as usual.
7. Madison Keys
One to look out for in the future, I really rate this girl. Goes for winners off both sides, will only improve with more time on the WTA tour.
6. Jamie Hampton
Such a shame about her back problem. Love to watch this girl, and if she doesn't make the top 20 within three years I'm willing to kiss a toad. Total sweetheart, hope she returns to Auckland next year. The future of American tennis is bright so long as she remains injury free.
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova
You have to admire her, she is getting older and her shots aren't as good as they used to be... but she can always pull out a surprise as she has done this week. No one believes she will win another grand slam, except perhaps herself. A very dangerous dark horse.
4. Agnieszka Radwanska
I still can't spell her name, but you might as well call her future grand slam champion. Unbeaten this year, yet to lose a set this year and playing very well in Melbourne so far. Her major weapon is her brain, and perhaps killing opponents with kindness. Unfortunately she needs more than that to challenge Serena or Maria.
3. Queen Kimiko Date-Krumm
Would probably have made this list regardless of how she performed this week, she is a legend particularly in Asia. Won two matches already, and playing a third shortly. I'm surprised that she hasn't got involved with politics yet, she is a great role model, very good speaker and appears very confident. Oh yea, and a damn good tennis player!
2. Maria Sharapova
The princess off court and monster on court. Playing simply unbelievably, nearly back to her best and if Serena loses a leg or faints from heatstroke then she could definatly win this title
1. Serena Williams
Forget 007, what about 207! As much as I love to hate her, she's creaming everyone. So long as she stays awake in the second week, and isn't kidnapped or anything... she's already got one hand on the trophy.