The 2018 season on the WTA Tour was wilder than ever. While Simona Halep dominated much of the season, new faces, such as Naomi Osaka, stole the spotlight (and the US Open). Despite the youth uprising, a few veterans that didn't make quite as big of a splash are lurking just beneath the waters in 2019. Here are five players who are hoping to make a comeback:
Maria Sharapova (No. 29)
While Sharapova improved greatly between 2017 and 2018, breaking back into the Top 30 after ending 2017 ranked No. 60, she still doesn't seem fully herself. Sharapova did not win a single title nor reach the final of any tournament. She also ended her season early after losing to Carla Suarez Navarro in the round of 16 at the US Open. Sharapova will make her 2019 debut in Shenzhen.
2018 Highlight: Quarterfinals at French Open