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Women's field wide open in Australia

Lindsay Davenport and Kim Clijsters are the top seeds at the Australian Open, but Mary Joe Fernandez writes there are several other players who will contend.

Updated: January 13, 2006, 6:07 PM ET
By Mary Joe Fernandez | Special to ESPN.com

(ESPN tennis analyst Mary Joe Fernandez looks at the world's top-five players and how they will fare at the 2006 Australian Open)

1. Lindsay Davenport Her goal is to win another Grand Slam event before she retires. (Davenport has three career Grand Slam victories, but none since the 2000 Australian Open). She came so close last year in the finals at Australia and Wimbledon and just wasn't able to close it out. For some reason, it becomes a mental battle for her once she gets to that ...

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