It's almost time for the third Grand Slam of the 2017 season; which women have made the biggest impacts through the grass court warm-up events as the tour heads to the All England Club?
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The WTA Insider Heat Index has taken some interesting turns since the start of the season, with new faces flooding the ranks since the tour turned to Europe for the clay court swing and Roland Garros.

With Wimbledon just around the corner, who are the names to look out for, and which women can spin grass into gold at the All England Club?

Hear more about the latest WTA Insider Heat Index on the WTA Insider Podcast:

1. Karolina Pliskova (Rank: No.3; Race: No.3; Previous HI: 1)
2017 Record: 35-9
Titles: Brisbane International (January), Qatar Total Open (February)
Recent activity: Roland Garros semifinal, Eastbourne final (still playing)
Key Stat: The 25-year-old Czech went into the French Open having won just one main draw match in Paris. She went on to make her second Slam semifinal in the last nine months, coming within a set of beating Simona Halep to unseat Angelique Kerber at No.1.

2. Simona Halep (Rank: No.2; Race: No.1; Previous HI: Unranked)
2017 Record: 26-8
Titles: Mutua Madrid Open (May)
Recent activity: Madrid champion, Rome finalist, Roland Garros finalist, Eastbourne quarterfinalist.
Key Stat: Has won 25 of her last 30 matches (includes Fed Cup).

Light training on this beautiful day @wimbledon

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3. Elina Svitolina (Rank: No.5; Race: No.2; Previous HI: 6)
2017 Record: 36-8
Titles: Taiwan Open (February), Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (February), Istanbul Cup (April), Internazionali BNL d'Italia (May)
Recent activity: Rome champion, Roland Garros quarterfinalist.
Key Stat: Leads the tour in match wins and titles, but comes into Wimbledon with an Achilles injury.

4. Kristina Mladenovic (Rank: No.13; Race: No.5; Previous HI: 10)
2017 Record: 35-13
Titles: St. Petersburg (February)
Recent activity: Stuttgart finalist, Madrid finalist, Roland Garros quarterfinalist
Key Stat: Has made the quarterfinals or better at seven of her last nine tournaments (includes Birmingham).

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5. Venus Williams (Rank: No.11; Race: No.8; Previous HI: 5)
2017 Record: 20-7
Titles: None
Recent activity: Roland Garros Round of 16
Key Stat: Has made the semifinals or better at two of the last four Slams.

6. Jelena Ostapenko (Rank: No.14; Race: No.4; Previous HI: Unranked)
2017 Record
: 25-12
Titles: Roland Garros
Recent activity: Roland Garros champion, Prague semifinalist, Charleston finalist
Key Stat: The 2014 junior Wimbledon champion blasted 299 winners en route to the French Open title.

6. Jelena Ostapenko (Rank: No.14; Race: No.4; Previous HI: Unranked)

2017 Record: 25-12

Titles: Roland Garros

Recent activity: Roland Garros champion, Prague semifinalist, Charleston finalist

Key Stat: The 2014 junior Wimbledon champion blasted 299 winners en route to the French Open title.

 

7. Caroline Wozniacki (Rank: No.6; Race: No.6; Previous HI: 3)
2017 Record
: 35-12
Titles: None
Recent activity: Roland Garros quarterfinalist, Eastbourne final (still playing)
Key Stat: Has made nine quarterfinals or better this season. Run to the French Open quarterfinals was her first in Paris since 2010.

8. Garbiñe Muguruza (Rank: No.15; Race: No.10; Previous HI: Unranked)
2017 Record
: 23-13
Titles: None
Recent activity: Birmingham semifinals, Roland Garros Round of 16, Rome semifinalist
Key Stat: 2015 Wimbledon finalist.

Wimbledon sin vestido está vez pero con volantes! Wimbledon without a dress this time but with ruffles. ?? #kenzo

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9. Johanna Konta (Rank: No.7; Race No.7; Previous HI: 4)
2017 Record
: 29-9
Titles: Miami Open
Recent activity: Nottingham finalist, Eastbourne semifinalist.
Key Stat: Beat two Slam champions in one day in Eastbourne, beating Angelique Kerber and Jelena Ostapenko.

10. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rank: No.8; Race No.9; Previous HI: 8)
2017 Record
: 25-11
Titles: None
Recent activity: Eastbourne quarterfinals, Roland Garros Round of 16, Madrid semifinalist
Key Stat: Since 2008, has made it to the second week at Wimbledon just once (2016).

FIRST WTA TITLE!!!! ??? @ricohopen #adidastennis #babolat

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11. Anett Kontaveit (Rank: No.37; Race: No.21; Previous HI: Unranked)
2017 Record
: 18-9
Titles: Ricoh Open
Recent activity: s'Hertogenbosch champion, Rome quarterfinalist
Key Stat: Has won 35 matches across all levels, including qualifying (35-10).

12. Anastasija Sevastova (Rank: No.19; Race: No.13; Previous HI: Unranked)
2017 Record
: 23-14
Titles: Mallorca Open
Recent activity: Mallorca Open champion.
Key Stat: Has made a quarterfinal on all three surfaces this season.

Hear more about the latest WTA Insider Heat Index on the WTA Insider Podcast: