The overarching storylines on the WTA Tour as we embark on the first Grand Slam event of the year are fairly simple: How far can Justine Henin go? Is Kim Clijsters going to duplicate her U.S. Open efforts? And how will Serena Williams perform under the microscope after her blow-up at the U.S. Open?
It would take some gumption to predict anyone other than this triumvirate to win the Australian Open. But as the adage goes, that's why they play the game.
Our experts, though, take a crack at it with their predictions.