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50 Most Popular Players Of 2016: 40-31

This week wtatennis.com is counting down the 50 most clicked-on players, continuing with No.40 to No.31. Find out who made the cut...

Published December 06, 2016 12:14

The WTA's all-star cast battle it out for wins, titles and ranking points all year long - but who is getting the most clicks? This week, wtatennis.com will count down the Top 50 Most Popular Players Of 2016.

Next up on the list will be No.40 to No.31! Find out who made the cut...

40. Timea Babos (HUN)
Babos not only returned to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global for the second straight year in doubles, but also had a career year in singles, finishing 2016 in the Top 30.

Timea Babos

39. Zhang Shuai (CHN)
The new Chinese No.1 reached the Australian Open quarterfinals as a qualifier, and finished with a run to the semifinals at the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai.

Zhang Shuai

38. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)
The Russian took home Olympic Gold and WTA Finals glory alongside Elena Vesnina, and upsetting two-time champion Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon.

Ekaterina Makarova

37. Samantha Stosur (AUS)
The former World No.4 knocked out Simona Halep to earn her best Grand Slam result since 2012, reaching the French Open semifinals.

Samantha Stosur

36. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
Ostapenko continued her rapid rise up the WTA rankings, roaring into the biggest final of her young career at the Qatar Total Open.

Jelena Ostapenko

35. Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Safarova took home the US Open title with Bethanie Mattek-Sands and finishing runner-up to Makarova/Vesnina in Singapore.

Lucie Safarova

34. Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Giorgi reached her fifth career WTA final at the Katowice Open, falling to future WTA Finals champion Dominika Cibulkova.

Camila Giorgi

33. Sania Mirza (IND)
The top-ranked doubles star held onto the No.1 ranking through a pair of successful partnerships with Martina Hingis and Barbora Strycova.

Sania Mirza

32. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Garcia continued making strides in singles, winning a pair of titles in Strasbourg and Mallorca.

Caroline Garcia

31. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Mladenovic also enjoyed massive doubles success with Garcia, and reached two more singles finals in 's-Hertogenbosch and Hong Kong.

Kristina Mladenovic

Come back to wtatennis.com on Wednesday for No.30 to No.21 on the list...
No.50 to No.41

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