Tennis Player Profiles
(1) Serena Williams
The world No 1 already has five Australian Open titles in her illustrious trophy cabinet but is returning to Melbourne looking for her first victory in five years.
(2) Maria Sharapova
Having already tasted victory Down Under, Maria Sharapova returns looking for her second Australian Open title.
(3) Simona Halep
The Romanian's remarkable rise has seen her climb all the way up to second in the world rankings.
(4) Petra Kvitova
Kvitova is coming off a triumph at Wimbledon but she has otherwise struggled for consistency this year.
(5) Ana Ivanovic
The Serbian has shown signs of improvement but is still some way off the form which saw her top the rankings.
(6) Agnieszka Radwanska
The Pole has enlisted Martina Navratilova's help to win her first Grand Slam.
(7) Eugenie Bouchard
The Canadian's star is rapidly on the rise after reaching two grand slam semi-finals and the Wimbledon final.
(8) Caroline Wozniacki
The Dane is aiming to build on her US Open runner-up medal.
(9) Angelique Kerber
Kerber is a solid operator and a former US Open semi-finalist who has shown some encouraging form recently.
(10) Ekaterina Makarova
A run to the semi-finals of the US Open has helped Russian No 2 Makarova climb into the top 10 of the WTA rankings.
British No 1 Watson has made an encouraging start to 2015 as she embarks on what she hopes will be a breakthrough year.