I think you've got it pretty much spot-on. I was trying to find room for Kvitova, but her best level is probably not quite seen often enough.I'm not sure.
Halep deserves a spot. YE#1 the last two years (I think) and just took Wimbledon.
Osaka, though she's been shaky since the Aussie, has won the last two HC majors.
While Barty deserves strong consideration, I'll still go with Serena, as she is still the biggest name on tour, and the toughest to defeat when on her game. For now.
It's been nice to see Bencic be a factor again.I think you've got it pretty much spot-on. I was trying to find room for Kvitova, but her best level is probably not quite seen often enough.
Serena has to be there. For all the criticism she has taken since the return she is still the most consistent in majors.
I'm a big Kerber fan, but there is no doubt she has slipped in the last 12 months.
The two I would like to see take the next step are Bencic and Pliskova. I think the margins in Bencic's game are too fine for her to be a consistency machine like Halep, but at her best she can beat anyone because she takes the ball so early. Pliskova has been on the cusp a few times now, and hopefully has another big USO.
Barty looks like a journeywoman to me. Compared to most other no 1s, she seems average. I am amazed she is no 1. Now I am quite certain that about 50 women can become no 1 in the next 5 years.^^^ rather agree here ^^^
Unfortunately I think this is an impossible question just because the top WTA players literally change on a minute by minute basis.
I love that Ashleigh Barty is doing more than using just a baseline batting practice style of play, but she didn't look as though she was all-courting so much when she lost last week. I guess I'll vote for her as having the best tactics.
Best 3 women players on the planet are...Not like males, women are very close. It is difficult to understand who is the best, or who the top 3 or 5 or 10 are.
I ask the following question: who are the top 3 for you now?
(I ask for your feeling, don't just read the WTA ranking ...)