Serena Williams is definitely the most successful women’s singles player for the year 2009. Winning two out of four grand slam titles, this American has now finished the year as top ranked WTA player. However, she got involved in a controversial battle with the line judge during a US Open match against the eventual champion Kim Clijsters. That incident is still under inspection and Serena could still be suspended for that unfortunate event.
Dinara Safina who was also no. 1 for a brief period during the year now finished second in the year-ending ranking. She did not win any grand slam title, but reached the finals of Australian and French Open. Svetlana Kuznetsova follows Safina in the third place as the Russian won her second grand slam title in French Open defeating fellow Russian Safina in the tournament final.
Dane Caroline Wozniacki comes fourth in the ranking as she has done something unprecedented this year in her career. She reached the final of US Open which is her first ever appearance in a grand slam final.
Kim Clijsters made a dream return to tennis by winning the US Open title just after playing 2 tournaments following her return to international circuit. Though she now stands at no. 18 in the ranking, her recent form indicates that the Belgian is one of the strong contenders of the no. 1 position next year.