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Chinese New Year: Which Animal Are You?

Happy Chinese New Year, and welcome to the year of the horse! Each of the 12 years of the Chinese Zodiac is represented by an animal sign - find out which Top 50 players are which animals here.

Published January 31, 2014 12:15

Chinese New Year: Which Animal Are You?
Li Na, Chinese New Year

With Li Na coming off her second Grand Slam title, and Peng Shuai, Zheng Jie, Zhang Shuai and others continuing to strongly represent China in the world of 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 1995...

1980 (Monkey)
Francesca Schiavone
Venus Williams

1981 (Rooster)
Serena Williams

1982 (Dog)
Li Na
Flavia Pennetta
Klara Zakopalova

1983 (Boar)
Roberta Vinci
Daniela Hantuchova
Yvonne Meusburger

1984 (Rat)
Samantha Stosur

1985 (Ox)
Jelena Jankovic
Kaia Kanepi
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Bethanie Mattek-Sands

1986 (Tiger)
Kirsten Flipkens
Elena Vesnina
Peng Shuai

1987 (Rabbit)
Maria Sharapova
Sara Errani
Ana Ivanovic
Maria Kirilenko
Lucie Safarova
Andrea Petkovic
Karin Knapp

1988 (Dragon)
Angelique Kerber
Carla Suárez Navarro
Ekaterina Makarova
Magdalena Rybarikova
Marina Erakovic

1989 (Snake)
Victoria Azarenka
Agnieszka Radwanska
Dominika Cibulkova
Sabine Lisicki

*** 2014 IS THE YEAR OF THE HORSE ***
1990 (Horse)
Petra Kvitova
Caroline Wozniacki
Sorana Cirstea
Alizé Cornet
Jamie Hampton
Mona Barthel
Stefanie Voegele
Urszula Radwanska
Alison Riske

1991 (Sheep)
Simona Halep
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Bojana Jovanovski

1992 (Monkey)

1993 (Rooster)
Sloane Stephens
Garbiñe Muguruza

1994 (Dog)
Eugenie Bouchard
Elina Svitolina

1995 (Boar)
Madison Keys

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