Baseline is looking ahead to the new year by showcasing 21 players under 21 to watch out for in '21. To make the coveted list, players must be born in 2000 or later.
It was a rollercoaster year full of uncertainty and that may have taken a toll on Caty McNally towards the end of the season. But the 19-year-old came out strong to begin the year, and could do the same in 2021.
In January, she fought her way through the Auckland qualifying draw and did the exact same at the Australian Open. Once in her first Melbourne main draw, she would defeat former US Open champion Samantha Stosur, before falling to Zhang Shuai in the second round.
The Ohio native also found herself in the doubles quarterfinals with Coco Gauff.