The Voters' Thoughts
👉 Ten voters from the TENNIS.com editorial team each selected five players for our 2023 WTA Player of the Year vote. Each voters' first-place selection was worth 5 points, second-place vote 4 points, and so forth. Selected commentary from voters will be included in each 2023 WTA Player of the Year write-up.
Improving her year-end ranking by 92 spots on the back of becoming the first unseeded woman to win Wimbledon gets the lefty shortlisted among the WTA players of the year.—Matt Fitzgerald
Stylish and surprising run to Wimbledon title puts her in the conversation.—Joel Drucker
You win Wimbledon out of nowhere, you get a nod. She was the biggest surprise of the year and took the biggest title in the sport.—Megan Fernandez
Vondrousova and Pegula both finished the year with 18 defeats; the American had 59 wins to the Czech’s 40. But both of their seasons come down to their lone collision, in the Wimbledon quarterfinals—where Vondrousova staged a late rally to stun Jess and ultimately propel her to the Venus Rosewater Dish.—Ed McGrogan
She kept her head on the game’s biggest stage while everyone else lost theirs.—Steve Tignor