The 2021 WTA season was one of those in which every Grand Slam tournament was won by another player.
It started with the not-so-surprising triumph of Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open. Then, Barbora Krejcikova stunned the tennis world by winning the Roland Garros before Ashleigh Barty won her second career major at Wimbledon.
The biggest surprise of the season came at the US Open when a qualifier, Emma Raducanu, rushed through all of her opponents without losing a set to win her maiden Grand Slam title.
Was it enough for her to finish in the Top 10 of the WTA Rankings? Try to guess in our quiz and comment your score, but also read our summary of the season.
2021 WTA Season Summary:
Naomi Osaka extended the number of seasons in which she managed to win a Grand Slam title to four, even through she didn't extend the surfaces or places in which she managed to do it. All of her previous wins were on hard, as she won the US Open twice and the Australian Open once, adding a second triumph in Melbourne in 2021.
After that, Barbora Krejcikova showed that she isn't only a doubles specialist, winning the 2021 Roland Garros, and doing so in a really dominant style as she dominated both the singles and the doubles competitions, while losing in the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles.
The Czech player was also one of the most successful in 2021 overall, winning a total of nine titles, out of which three were in singles. The most dominant player in this category was Ashleigh Barty, who won five singles titles, while Anett Kontaveit managed to win four.
Garbine Muguruza was the only other player to win three our more singles titles, while the rest of multi-title winners included the likes of Iga Swiatek, Danielle Collins, Jelena Ostapenko, and teenage prodigy Coco Gauff.