Biggest surprise: Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic
Played very well in the Slams, and finally lived up to the hype: for a year.
Best Male Player: Rafael Nadal, Spain
Surprise? Not at all. Rafa won 3 out of 4 slams, the most impressive probably being the U.S. Open, his first, and more notably, one of Roger Federer’s best tournaments.
Best Female Player: Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
“The Wizard of Woz”, as she is sometimes known as, was definitely wizard-esque, taking over the #1 ranking in the world. Although she failed to win a Slam in 2010, she is bound to win at least 1 in 2011.
Biggest Disappointment: Andy Murray, Great Britain
Once again, Murray didn’t win a major, as time is passing very quickly.
Picks for next year’s Grand Slams:
Australian Open: Roger Federer, Switzerland
Roger dominates Andy Roddick as a tired Rafa Nadal loses in the quarterfinals.
French Open: Rafael Nadal, Spain
Nadal continues his dominance of Roland Garros, beating Robin Soderling, of Sweden, as Fed loses in the Semis.
Wimbledon: Roger Federer, Switzerland
Federer rebounds from a surprising defeat at Wimbledon in 2010, winning in 4 sets against crowd favorite Andy Murray.
U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal, Spain
Rafael Nadal repeats as champion, proving 2010 was not a fluke for the Spaniard, defeating Roger Federer in straight sets.
Woman’s Grand Slams picks for 2011
Australian Open: Vera Zvonareva, Russia
As Serena Williams misses the tournament, the emotional Zvonareva wins in 3 sets.
French Open: Serena Williams, United States of America
This time around, Serena is healthy, and breezes by the competition in France, defeating Justine Henin of Belgium in straight sets.
Wimbledon: Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark
Wozniacki proves that it’s her time, and wins her first Grand Slam in her young career.
U.S. Open: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Kim Clijsters proves that the U.S. Open is her tournament, and wins in thrilling fashion over hard-hitting Maria Sharapova in 3 sets.