Timea Bacsinszky, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Belinda Bencic, Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta - who gets your vote for WTA Most Improved Player Of The Year?
WTA Staff

The finalists for the 2015 WTA Comeback Player Of The Year have been released, and we want to hear from you, the fans. The fan vote will count as one of the coveted media votes.

Have a look at the finalists and cast your vote before Sunday, December 6 at 11:59pm ET! The winner will be announced Tuesday, December 8.

2015 WTA Most Improved Player Finalists


Timea Bacsinszky: After a promising start to life in the professional ranks, Timea Bacsinszky grew so disillusioned with a succession of injury setbacks that she temporarily parked her tennis dreams in favor of a career in hotel management. While it was a change in direction that ultimately was never going to satisfy her thirst for competition, it did change her outlook on the sport. This newfound perspective played its part in a blistering start to 2015 that saw Bacsinszky win 21 of her first 23 matches, collecting titles in Acapulco and Monterrey. Semi and quarterfinals at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, respectively, proved her success was not confined to the smaller events. And despite losing her way in the second half of the summer, she rounded off the year with a runner-up finish in Beijing.

Belinda BencicAt last year's US Open, a 17-year-old Belinda Bencic displayed maturity beyond her years to become the youngest Grand Slam quarterfinalist since Nicole Vaidisova in 2006. Judging by her results since, the big stage suits the young Swiss star rather well. Given her much-publicized ties with Martina Hingis, it comes as no surprise that her cerebral game really flourished on the grass in 2015, following a final in 's-Hertogenbosch with a title in Eastbourne and then a fourth round run at Wimbledon. Bencic was even more impressive on the cement, picking up more silverware - and wins over Serena Williams and Simona Halep - in Toronto, before reaching the final in Tokyo as her knocking on the door of the Top 10 became ever louder.

Johanna Konta: This October, Johanna Konta, who started the year barely inside the Top 150, became the newest resident inside the Top 50. But unlike many players new to life at the top of the tennis tree, the Brit appears fully furnished - both physically, technically and mentally - with the tools to stay there for the long haul. While Konta is not a household name just yet, if she continues her remarkable recent form this could all be about to change. After falling to Maria Sharapova in the first round at Wimbledon, the 24-year-old won two ITF Circuit events in Canada, before emerging from qualifying to reach the US Open fourth round. A short pit stop back in Britain and it was back on the road. This time to Wuhan where she once more made it through qualifying before coming within two points of beating childhood hero Venus Williams in the quarterfinals.

Karolina Pliskova: Tall, rangy and with a fearsome serve. It is no surprise that Karolina Pliskova has already drawn plenty of comparisons with her fellow Czech Petra Kvitova. And judging by her success in 2015, she could soon be following her compatriot into the Grand Slam winner's circle. After a couple of titles earmarked her as one to watch the previous campaign, she built on this platform thanks to more silverware, this time on home soil in Prague, and five other finals. While Pliskova was unable to make much of an impact at the majors, the aforementioned accomplishments saw her break into the Top 10 and come within a whisker of reaching the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova: It has been a year to remember for Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, who is now on the cusp of the Top 20 following titles in Katowice and Bucharest and a number of reputation-enhancing showings elsewhere. It is all a far cry from 2014, during which she endured one particularly soul-searching slump in form. However, the young Slovak was consistency personified this time around, chalking up 42 wins - four coming over members of the Top 20 - and reaching the quarterfinals or better on eight occasions. 

Most Improved Finalists

WTA Most Improved Player Winners

2014: Eugenie Bouchard
2013: Simona Halep
2012: Sara Errani
2011: Petra Kvitova 
2010: Francesca Schiavone 
2009: Yanina Wickmayer 
2008: Dinara Safina 
2007: Ana Ivanovic 
2006: Jelena Jankovic 
2005: Ana Ivanovic

Click here to see all the WTA Most Improved Player Winners



How it works:

Finalists are selected by wtatennis.com
Winner is then determined by a media vote with a fan vote counting as one media vote