Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for ATP and WTA tennis stars

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Simona Halep
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Simona Halep: A hard court major

Simona Halep has shown amazing consistency over recent seasons on the WTA Tour and was rewarded with French Open and Wimbledon victories in back-to-back years in 2018 and 2019.

A hard court major would give Halep a Grand Slam title on every surface and she has got close before, having lost a 2018 Australian Open final to Caroline Wozniacki and reached the semifinals of the US Open in 2015, though she has struggled in New York more recently.

Ash Barty: End Australia’s wait

A magnificent 2019 for Ash Barty saw her win the French Open and WTA Finals on her way to securing the year-end number one ranking for the first time.

What may be the WTA Player of the Year’s top target for 2020 arrives very quickly, with the Australian Open starting in two weeks’ time.

Following her 2019 success, Barty will now face added pressure while playing on home soil as Australia hopes to see the wait for a homegrown winner of their major tournament come to an end.

The country has not seen an Australian player, male or female, win the title since 1978.

Zverev, Thiem, Tsitsipas, Medvedev and more: Stop the Big 3’s dominance!

Whether it is Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev or, as Rafael Nadal has recently suggested, Denis Shapovalov and Jannik Sinner, there is a host of candidates looking to end the Big Three’s dominance of the Grand Slams.

Nobody has managed it yet in the last three years, with Stan Wawrinka’s victory in the US Open of 2016 the last time a male major winner was not named Nadal, Djokovic or Federer.

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There is a growing view that 2020 will be the year that comes to an end, but the Big Three are at the top of tennis for a reason and an intriguing fight lies ahead over the next 12 months.