Coming off a title at the 2015 Brisbane International, there’s a lot in play for Maria Sharapova as she starts her campaign at the 2015 Australian Open. She’ll be looking for her 6th career Major and 2nd trophy in Melbourne. Depending on certain scenarios, she could even retake the world #1 ranking. In fact, Simona Halep and Petra Kvitova also have long shot chances to grab the #1 ranking also, but the more likely chance belongs to Masha. Unless, of course, they all get upset and Serena Williams cruises to the title. Last year, Ana Ivanovic took out Serena in the 4th round. If Ana can get on a roll, she has the big serve and huge forehand to make noise on the Melbourne hard courts. And let’s not forget about Eugenie Bouchard, who was probably the best player last year in the Majors who didn’t win one. It will be interesting to see how she follows up last year’s breakout season.
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