Which WTA players rose and fell in 2010 and who is poised to break out in 2011? Today, we look at the list:
-- The young Portuguese player, Michelle Larcher de Brito, broke into the top 100 at 17 years old. She's a long way from that now. Ranked No. 225, she hasn't been able to capitalize on her initial breakthrough. This was somewhat predictable. Larcher de Brito has the emotions to be great, but she's also technically limited and often lacks the ability to respond to hardships on court. For now, she's in a dead end and it's a pity because her personality makes her a really spectacular player to watch.
-- Svetlana Kuznetsova won't remember 2010 as a great year. Overall she lacked motivation and her association with Loïc Courteau only lasted two months. Being No. 27 in the rankings is unworthy of her talents.
-- Dinara Safina went through a nightmare last season. The former No. 1 player in the world sunk in the ranking. After sustaining a very serious back injury, she partedRead More »from Who will be the breakout players in the WTA in 2011?