Even if they are in a completely different stage of their career, they have achieved something similar n winning their first slam in 2018.
Naomi’s most important achievement of the year was definitely winning a tough US Open after edging Serena Williams in a final full of drama. However, that wasn’t the only fantastic achievement for the Japanese that had also won Indian Wells, she reached the final in Tokyo and the semifinals in Beijing. Naomi is currently ranked no.4.
In 2018, Simona has finally managed to win her 1st slam after her 4th final in a major, she won the title in Rome and Shenzhen. In addition, she has reached the final in Cincinnati, Rome and at the Australian Open. The Romanian has managed to keep her world no.1 rank.
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Here all the nominations
WTA Player of the Year
Simona Halep (ROU)
Angelique Kerber (GER)
Petra Kvitova (CZE)
Naomi Osaka (JPN)
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
WTA Doubles Team of the Year
CoCo Vandeweghe / Ashleigh Barty (USA/AUS)
Barbora Krejcikova / Katerina Siniakova (CZE/CZE)
Elise Mertens / Demi Schuurs (BEL/NED)
Kristina Mladenovic / Timea Babos (FRA/HUN)
WTA Most Improved Player of the Year
Player who finished inside the Top 100 and showed significant improvement throughout the 2018 season.
Kiki Bertens (NED)
Julia Goerges (GER)
Daria Kasatkina (RUS)
Elise Mertens (BEL)
Wang Qiang (CHN)
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR)
WTA Newcomer of the Year
Player who made Top 100 debut or notable accomplishments during the 2018 season.
Amanda Anisimova (USA)
Danielle Collins (USA)
Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU)
Sofia Kenin (USA)
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
WTA Comeback Player of the Year
Player whose ranking previously dropped due to injury or personal reasons and current season’s results helped restore ranking.
Belinda Bencic (SUI)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS)
Serena Williams (USA)
WHO WAS THE BEST?
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