Serena Williams is without a doubt one of the best players to grace the tennis courts. But one day this icon will have to fall. There are a lot of players that put a lot of pressure on the American veteran, and she will surely lose her number 1 spot soon. The American first reached the number 1 spot on July 8, 2002, and since February 18, 2013, she has been the constant leader. But for how long will she remain in this position? If you want to find out which of the best tennis players of the world is most likely to replace her as number 1 in the WTA rankings, read the following lines.
Victoria Azarenka is currently placed on the number 6 spot in the WTA rankings. The 26-year-old Belarus player has already won 3 WTA singles titles this year at the Miami Open, Indian Wells, and the Brisbane Open. The fact that she has already reached the number 1 spot in the WTA rankings on January 30, 2012, make her a favorite to replace Serena. After all, she already knows how it is to be the best in the world, and her comeback is miraculous. Victoria has returned to her old shape. Therefore, she isn’t an opponent to be taken lightly at all.
The 24-year-old Romanian player Simona Halep is another tennis player who has enough chances to replace Serena at the top of the rankings. The young player might not have been world leader yet, but her constant impressive performance and the fact that she already knows how it feels to be second to Serena make her a tough competitor. Simona Halep has won her first title of the year at the Madrid Open. The fact that she won this important title on clay and the fact that the French Open is coming up soon make her a favorite to win the clay Grand Slam. If she wins the Grand Slam, she will most probably finish this season on the number 1 spot because she will take a bite out of a really important victory. This will certainly make her an even tougher opponent than before.
Petra Kvitova hasn’t won any titles this year, but the season hasn’t ended. The maturity of the 26-year-old Czech player and her experience make her a favorite at the number 1 spot. Het all-time career high has been reached on October 31, 2011, when she reached the number 2 ranking. Petra surely wants to know how it is to be the head of the rankings as fast as possible. Her gameplay is one of the most effective and impressive among all the current players, and she is fierce, to say the least when she’s on the tennis court. These aspects, combined with the fact that she has the perfect physical attributes make her a favorite for the best spot in the rankings.
Last but not least, a tennis player that can easily dethrone Serena Williams is none other than the 27-year-old Polish player, Agnieszka Radwanska. Currently ranked number 3 in the world, she has already won a WTA singles tournament this year at the Shenzhen Open. Agnieszka’s highest ranking was reached on July 9, 2012, when the player occupied the number 2 spot. She is extremely ambitious, and she has one of the most intelligent gameplays among all the current players. These stats make her a probable replacement for Serena Williams at the head of the WTA rankings.