Julia Goerges

Goerges has always been known for inconsistency. Goerges has the game to trouble most players on her day, however she also has the ability to lose to most players on a bad day. In late 2017 the German showed that she has the ability to play consistent quality tennis as she won two big titles in a row in Moscow and Zhuhai. The problem for Goerges is that her game will always be very hit or miss, she also lacks versatility.

Rank 11

Rank 12

Rank 13

Rank 14

Rank 15

CoCo Vandeweghe

At her best, CoCo Vandeweghe is one of the best players on tour. A huge serve and forehand combination and a good game at the net are the hallmarks of the American's game. However, the volatile American struggles with inconsistency and adaptability. Vandeweghe has shown her ability to perform on the big stage with two semi-final appearances at the Grand Slam level in 2017. With Pat Cash by her side, if Vandeweghe gets things together in 2018, she could go one step further.

Rank 16

Rank 17

Ashleigh Barty

Barty is a player on the rise. A very effective first and second serve are the hallmark of her game. Solid groundstrokes, variety from the baseline and a good ability at the net make the Aussie a very complete player with great potential.

Rank 18

Rank 19

Anastasija Sevastova

Sevastova’s comeback has been impressive. A solid top 20 player. The Latvian had some big wins in 2017, most notably her fourth round win over Maria Sharapova at the U.S Open. Sevastova has a unique game, a huge amount of variety headlined by the best backhand drop shot in the business. Sevastova’s tendency to get down on herself and lack of big weapons are her downfall.

Rank 20