With Li Na coming off her third Grand Slam final and returning to the Top 5, and Zheng Jie, Peng Shuai and others continuing to strongly represent China in women's tennis, we at wtatennis.com wish everyone a happy Chinese New Year - and in the spirit of the holidays, we look at the Chinese Zodiac, a scheme that looks at time as a 12-year cycle rather than the linear Western concept of time.
In the Chinese Zodiac, the beginning of every year falls somewhere between late January and early February. Each of the 12 years in the Chinese Zodiac is represented by an animal sign and thus its reputed attributes: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Which animals are the Top 50 players on the WTA? The birth years range from 1980 to 1994...
Carla Suárez Navarro
*** 2013 IS THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE ***
Monkey (1980 & 1992)
Rooster (1981 & 1993)
Dog (1982 & 1994)