Barbora Krejcikova: The 25-year-old transitioned her consistent doubles success to the singles court in 2021, rising as high as No. 3. Most notably, she won her first WTA singles trophy in Strasbourg in her lead-up to Roland Garros, where she swept the singles and doubles titles.
Emma Raducanu: Though the teen began 2021 ranked No. 343, she ended it inside the Top 20. Following a fourth-round debut at Wimbledon, the Brit became the first qualifier in history to capture a major singles title after winning all 20 sets in a spellbinding US Open run.
Carla Suarez Navarro: The Spaniard inspired with one final victory lap after winning her battle with Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this spring. She competed at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open and represented her country on the Olympic and Billie Jean King Cup stages.