Miss tennis? We don't. But get ready for more rackets, skimpy outfits and global hotties, courtesy of the Australian Open.
Despite being ranked 30th going into the 2008 Wimbeldon tournament, Dominika lost to unranked wild card Zheng Jie of China. Luckily, it hasn't diminished her desire to kick ass at the Australian Open (or our desire to watch her).
It's a testament to Sharapova's indomitable hotness that even those irritating camera commercials she does with that grating Pomeranian do nothing to tarnish our opinion of her.
Gisela is known more for her doubles work than singles (she paired with Ashley Harkleroad to win Wimbledon in 2001), and she's also know as a bit of a tennis world heartbreaker: She has been linked with Spanish court stars Fernando Verdasco and Tommy Robredo, and Chilean Fernando González.
The fiery Russian and Olympic gold medalist won her first international competition at age 13—the French tournament Les Petits As. Insert your own joke here, scumbag.
Coming out of nowhere in 2007, this plucky Romanian is set to play spoiler to some of the bigger names this year. Barring that, she'll terrify them all with tales of her home country. Bwahahahahahaha!
Alongside her equally easy-on-the-eyes sister, Kateryna, Alona won the 2008 Australian Open women's doubles tourney. Hot sisters... Is there anything they can't do?
Country: Czech Republic
After calling the women players at Wimbledon "sexpots," former ATP tour player Justin Gimelstob described Nicole as, "a well-developed young lady... And I'm not talking about her backhand." Same here.
Lovely Slovakian Daniela is rumored to speak six languages, which should help her getting around Aussieland. She was also trained as a classical pianist, which does her no good at all.
Ana is the No. 4 seed in the Australian Open, which means all eyes will be on her. Of course, our eyes were always on her, but we suspect for different reasons than the tennis establishment.
Ashley should be well rested after skipping out on the Olympics, and she's looking to stick around the Australian Open longer than she did the French Open (ousted in the first round by Serena Williams) and Wimbledon (ousted, again, in the first round, this time by Amelie Mauresmo).
No relation to the NBA's Andrei Kirilenko. The lovely from Russia is a slam dunk on and off the court, winning three WTA Tour titles in 2008 and serving as the face of Adidas' tennis shoe line.
BONUS: Anna Kournikova-