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Meet the new powers of women’s tennis

It happens every single year. A handful of the most famous tennis players in the world get eliminated in the early stages of Wimbledon – and we’re left to figure out who the heck the remaining players are.

Reproduced with permission from Business Insider>

IT’S WOMEN’S SEMI-FINALS day at Wimbledon. And there isn’t a Williams sister to be seen.

Victoria Azarenka is currently playing Petra Kvitova in the first semi-final on Centra Court, while favourite Maria Sharapova will take on Germany’s Sabine Lisicki.

Each of these athletes are at least under the age of 26, but a few of them have found their way into the world top 10 rankings.

Meet the new powers of women’s tennis
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  • Dominika Cibulková uses her speed to wear down opponents

  • Sabine Lisicki has rebounded from numerous injuries to become a top player

  • Marion Bartoli on-court mannerisms and solid return game makes her a special player

  • Petra Kvitová is one of the most powerful women on tour

  • Tamira Paszek's mighty serve should get your attention

  • Victoria Azarenka should be considered one of the top players in all of women's tennis

  • Tsvetana Pironkova is no slouch on grass

  • Bonus: Maria Sharapova is still young and can still bring the thunder

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