Re: Predictions for 2013
Yanina Wickmayer (23): A lot will depend on her mentality. If she keeps switching back and forth between coaches and game plans, her ranking is most likely to drop further. If she does find the strength and determination to stick with one coach who can work on her A-game then she should reach top-20 again.
For 2013 to be a good year she'd have to win 1 or 2 WTA titles and reach R4 or better at at least two slams.
Kirsten Flipkens (54): The surprise from last season, a phoenix rising from the ashes. I truly hope she can carry her good form from last year to this year. If she manages to do so then there's no reason why she can't reach top-30.
2013 goals: top-30, win a tournament, reach at least 1 R4 or QF at a slam (preferably Wimbledon).
Alison Van Uytvanck (199): This girl has a different game than most of her peers and it also shows in her results. One week she's losing in a 10k, the next week she's beating good players in a 50k. She needs to work on consistency and needs to monitor her scheduling better. There's more in a year than WTA Brussels...
2013 should see her rise to top-120, IF she makes smarter decisions regarding her schedule. Should qualify for at least 1 slam (RG?). Ultimate goal should be direct entry in AO 2014 main draw.
Tamaryn Hendler (329): Ummm... Her last match was a hard-fought Q1 loss at the US Open back in August so I'm guessing she's retired. Could've reached top-50 with a better attitude. Ah well, we'll never know of course.
An-Sophie Mestach (363): It's hard to have an opinion about An-Sophie because I've never really seen her play a singles match. If she stays injury-free she might reach top-150 but that's a big IF.
Goals for 2013: get consistent results in big ITF's and sneak into some qualifying draws of WTA tournaments. Play qualifying at US Open. Year-end ranking should be between 120 and 175.