9. Ducks broken
FOR so long, Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki were the bridesmaids without gaining the ultimate glory in tennis at grand slam level. This year it changed. After making two finals at the US Open, Wozniacki claimed her first grand slam singles title at the Australian Open, beating Halep in three sets. It was a painful loss for Halep, who prevailed in an epic semi-final against Angelique Kerber before having chances to win in the final. Halep was hospitalised after the final, which lasted almost three hours. But her time would come. At the next grand slam, Halep finally got her title, downing Sloane Stephens in the French Open final. Halep moved to No.1 with the win and stayed there for the rest of the season. She is one of the favourites to win the Australian Open next year.