the WTO world is definitely not short of gifted tennis players however 2018 was full of surprised upsets and major breakthroughs from up-and-coming and unexpected WTA players who are able to grab the attention of the tennis world here we will name just a few of those breakthrough players of 2018 Taiwan's suea shape started off her 2018 season strong she reached her first WTA semi finals in two years at the Auckland Open but eventually losing to eventual champion Julia Girgis she had a tough run draw at the 2018 Australian Open however she caused many surprise upsets there she defeated third seed in two-time Grand Slam champion gardenia muguruza in the second round and former woman runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska in a third round to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open for the first time in ten years during her fourth round battle she pushed three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Koba to her limit with her signature unusual trick shot Cobra was able to find a way to stay in the match and take it to a third deciding set thus ending Shaye's Australian Open run the Taiwanese tennis magician achieved her biggest victory of her career at the third round of the Wimbledon Championships Shay was down to five in the third deciding set before battling through to win an impressive five consecutive games to defeat world number one Simona Halep during the post US Open season Shay was able to capture her third WTA title at the Hiroshima woman opened her first title in six years due to Shea's exceptional 2018 run she was able to rise to 28 in the rankings with the exception of the Williams sisters this made her the oldest player in the top 50 China's Changwon has made major improvements in 2018 her movement is much more efficient and her ground strokes have improved dramatically so much so that she was able to make it to a total of four WTA Open finals winning two of them she captured her maiden WTA title at this yunxi open defeating compatriot Zheng Sasha in the final in her second title at the wrong she'll open Ron was able to achieve four victories over top-10 players including Karolina piss cava like a boss a premier mandatory in touch Alina's skittles and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams the cheon jim native has eventually reached a career-high ranking of 20 and is currently China's number one player Belgium's Elise merchants started off her 2018 campaign with a bang she upset fourth seeded Elina Svitolina in the quarterfinals to make it to her first ever semi finals at a grand slam at the Australian Open she continued on her success from the Australian Open to capture in an impressive three WTA titles for the rest of the year at the Hobart International open it's another year of Hobart heroics for Elysee Matthews Logano ladies open [Applause] and she has also had great success on the doubles tour capturing four titles merchant's has now reached a career-high ranking of 14 Belarus's ariana.sea Bellanca burke strides in her 2018 campaign the highly aggressive player managed to achieve victories over top-10 players and impressive eight times this year [Applause] [Applause] Karina seven anchors amazed continues and you have to say today and for Alina santanico it's a 19-3 set win and she clearly has a taste for the beating higher-ranked opposition as well this her seventh win against a top ten player this year from late last year to this year she made it to the finals of the Tianjin open the Logano Ladies Open and the Eastbourne international open however it was fourth time lucky for the six-foot-tall Belarusian capturing her maiden WTA title at the Connecticut pool watch out world Arena savile anchor is coming the heavy hitter was also able to capture a second title this time a permanent title at the Wuhan Oakland Sabra lenka started the 2018 season ranked 78 but now has reached a career-high ranking of 11 despite a slow 2018 stop Duchess Kiki Burton eventually gained momentum in the clay court season Burton's defeated 2018 Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki and five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova on route to reach a first ever premier mandatory Tour final at the Madrid Open however she eventually won her first premier title at the Charleston Open defeating Germany's Julia verbis [Applause] she found more success during the grass court season at the Wimbledon Championships the six-foot-tall Dutch player was able to defeat five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams and seventh seed Caroline Episcopal to make it to her first quarterfinals at that tournament Bertrand eventually clinched her biggest title of her career at the Cincinnati open by remarkably beating many top-10 players including Caroline Wozniacki Elina Svitolina well it's a perfect display from Kiki Burton's and her summer just keeps on getting better petra kvitová brilliant sunburns she reaches the Western & Southern Open showpiece for the first time in well number one Simona Halep burton's comes up big-time having saved a championship point in Sector Burton's was then able to capture a third title of the Year at the Korea Open due to Simona Halep pulling out of the Year and WTA finals Kiki Burton was given a chance to compete at the prestigious tournament where she lost to eventual champion Elina Svitolina in the semi French by the end of the year she reached the top 10 for the first time and was named 2018 WTA Most Improved Player before her 2018 season hadn't even started Naomi Osaka hired Sasha bhajan as her coach Serena Williams former hitting partner to help her improve her gameplay osaka reached a career milestone by capturing her first WTA title at the premier mandatory Indian Wells Open she defeated karolina piss kava and world number 1 Simona Halep on route to the final in the final she defeated rising star and friend Daria hazard kina this made her the youngest champion of the Indian Wells Tournament in 10 years [Applause] or soccer eventually reached her biggest breakthrough of her career at the US Open she defeated rising star Ariana Saba lenka and last year's runner-up Madison he on route to set up a final matchup against her childhood hero Serena Williams in what was to become one of the most controversial matches of all time [Applause] or sucker was able to defeat Williams in straight sets to become the first Japanese player to ever win a Grand Slam title the Japanese player was able to continue her strong run from her US Open victory by making it to the final of the Pan Pacific open and the semi-finals of the premier China Open Osaka eventually reached a career-high rank of four and was able to compete in the year-end WTA finals by the end of the 2018 season osaka earned the most prize money's in the WTA Tour with an impressive six million three hundred and ninety-four thousand two hundred and eighty nine dollars thank you very much for watching this video please support the channel by subscribing and hitting the like button leave a comment and tell us who you 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Breakthrough WTA Tennis Players of 2018 | Most Improved
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  • July 31, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Great vid pal and nice list.! From all of these players from the prospect of beauty i like Kiki Bertens baby face and all but from, winning and success i agree this is or was in a couple of days Naomi's year and if she could remain healthy and in good form she could do even more greater things in the near future she is a big rare talent. Thanks pal have a nice week. 🙂


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