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Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

Another year in the WTA has come to a close, with the final standing at the end of 2019 as follows: (included top 20 to get an idea of who missed out)



Clearly a lot has changed within a year, such as the amazing rise of Andreescu, Ash Barty becoming number 1 (and by a good margin), and the fall of players like Kerber and Stephens. WTA is fairly unpredictable, and no one would be too shocked if there is quite a bit of flux by the end of 2020. 6 people from 2018 YE top 10 made it in this time which is quite a lot, but it remains to be seen if that will continue next year.

Will some of the people in the rankings 11-20 above reach the top 10 by YE next year? Will older faces suddenly make a comeback? Will there be a new Andreescu in 2020? People have already posted some thoughts about the state of WTA 2020. But now, here's your chance to predict your top 10 YE players for 2020 (so that we can all laugh at ourselves at the end of 2020 when this thread gets bumped )

Ash Barty | Venus Williams | Elina Svitolina | Hsieh Su-wei | Czech players

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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

Previous year prediction thread: https://www.tennisforum.com/12-gener...-top-10-a.html

Actual 2020 YE list:

(Will be updated at the end of 2020 )

Ash Barty | Venus Williams | Elina Svitolina | Hsieh Su-wei | Czech players

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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1. Osaka
2. Andreescu
3. Kvitova
4. Halep
5. Barty
6. Anisimova
7. Muchova
8. Svitolina
9. Kenin
10. Pliskova

I suspect Andreescu's constant injury problems will not allow her to end as YE#1 unfortunately. I put Osaka there because she hasn't really much to defend except for AO and Osaka/Beijing, so I do expect her to make up some ground next year. Barty has too much to defend and I don't see her doing as well next year (even if I'd like her to). Petra at #3 is just my biasness plus she honestly has not much to defend from Wimbledon onwards. Halep just because she's consistently in the top 4 for the past 6 years, I think she'll manage that again next year. I think Bertens, Bencic and Serena will drop out of the top 10. I think Karolina Muchova, Amanda and Sofia will make big strides next year, especially Amanda (who outside of that RG run hasn't done anything spectacular this year). I think Elena Rybakina has an outside shot (albeit small one) at being top 10 too with the way she has been improving. Aryna Sabalenka too, if she can make up some points in the early part of the season rather than waiting for China to gain points. I don't see Kerber, Stephens making back in if they continue the form they've shown this year.
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1. Ash Barty
2. Naomi Osaka
3. Bianca Andeescu
4. Simona Halep
5. Karolina Pliskova
6. Amanda Anisimova
7. Belinda Bencic
8. Elina Svitolina
9. Petra Kvitova
10. Sofia Kenin
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

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I don't see Kerber, Stephens making back in if they continue the form they've shown this year.
If they maintain this level sure, but this is WTA after all. Who'd have thought Konta would make a comeback and reach 3 slam QFs, especially reaching SF of RG after how much she sucked on clay earlier?! Kerber has crazy swings in form from year to year, so maybe this could be Angie's "on" year. As for Sloane even she doesn't know how she'll do next

TBH you're probably more likely to be right than wrong, Angie is getting old and who knows if she'll bounce back this time. But still, anything could happen. Let's see what happens in a year I guess

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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1. Naomi Osaka
2. Simona Halep
3. Karolina Pliskova
4. Elina Svitolina
5. Ashleigh Barty
6. Serena Williams
7. Bianca Vanessa Andreescu
8. Petra Kvitova
9. Belinda Bencic
10. Sofia Kenin
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

Hmm. I think it's a tough one to call.

01 Naomi Osaka
02 Ash Barty
03 Bianca Andreescu
04 Simona Halep
05 Sofia Kenin
06 Karolina Pliskova
07 Belinda Bencic
08 Amanda Anisimova
09 Jo Konta
10 Elina Svitolina

I think the top 3 could be in any order - Ash has a lot to defend for the first half of the year, I think she'll be number one until the French Open now? I guess it all depends on how well she copes with trying to defend these titles. I'm really hoping Naomi has a good AO; I think that will put her in good stead for getting a bunch of points in Dubai/IW/Miami. Naomi's clay swing last year was pretty positive so I'm hoping she can build on that also. Bianca's performance is so dependent on what condition her body is in. I think the two losses she's had recently will give other players some belief that they can beat her, especially when she allows herself to go walkabout in the second set. I think it's going to be a tough year for her, but she's shown she can muscle through tough matches.

The rest of the top 10 is probably very wrong. I put Jo in there because she had a great 2019 and I think that's going to carry forward into 2020.
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Whats the hurry guys? At this rate there will be no more topics left for december...

Anyway, here is my prediction:

1. Osaka
2. Andreescu
3. Halep
4. Barty
5. Bencic
6. Svitolina
7. Pliskova
8. Muchova
9. Sabalenka
10. Kenin
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1. Osaka
2. Barty
3. Andreescu
4. Halep
5. Svitolina
6. Pliskova
7. Kenin
8. Kerber
9. Bencic
10. Kvitova
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1. Andreescu
2. Osaka
3. Halep
4. Anisimova
5. Bencic
6. Barty
7. Sabalenka
8. Muchova
9. Kenin
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Who knows exact order but i have the below predictions:

Fall from grace:
- Pliskova, she’s been super consistent year to year but i think she will have a dip in form in 2020, still Top 10
- Halep, her game seems to lack sting recently, could still be Top 10
- Kvitova, she looks done, had a great start this year but she’s done now, Top 20

Rise:
- Serena, she would probably win a slam and into Top 8
- Kerber, last hoorah and back in form
- Sabalenka, into Top 10
- Anisimova, into Top 10
- Kenin, into Top 10

On top:
Between Barty, Andreescu and Osaka
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1) Bianca Andreescu
2) Naomi Osaka
3) Simona Halep
4) Ash Barty
5) Belinda Bencic
6) Sofia Kenin
7) Karolina Pliskova
8) Karolina Muchova
9) Petra Kvitova
10) Aryna Sabalenka
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1) Bianca Andreescu
2) Simona Halep
3) Belinda Bencic
4) Naomi Osaka
5) Ashleigh Barty
6) Elina Svitolina
7) Karolina Muchova
8) Sofia Kenin
9) Petra Kvitova
10) Amanda Anisimova

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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1. Pliskova
2. Andreescu
3. Osaka
4. Bencic
5. Kvitova
6. Barty
7. Halep
8. Anisimova
9. Svitolina
10. Kenin
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Re: Predict 2020's Year End Top 10!

1) Barty
2) Andreescu
3) Kenin
4) Osaka
5) Ka Pliskova
6) Sabalenka
7) Kvitova
8) Muchova
9) Halep
10) Svitolina
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I thought I would be the only one putting Muchova on top ten list.
Outside shot, if healthy, is Vondrousova. She has been out for 6 months with wrist surgery, but is still ranked #16.
Vondrousova, and Konjuh get well soon.
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