Petite power on the WTA Tour

Inspired by Justine Henin, a new wave of smaller players are playing big games

Updated: August 21, 2014, 11:43 AM ET
By Kamakshi Tandon | ESPN.com

Small players are doing big things on the WTA Tour. No. 2 Simona Halep is 5-foot-6 and reached the French Open final this year; 5-3 Dominika Cibulkova got to the Australian Open final and is ranked No. 13. The members of the top-ranked doubles team, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, each stand at 5-4, with Errani also getting as high as No. 5 and Vinci No. 11 in the singles rankings. At Indian Wells in early March, 5-2 Lauren Davis defeated an injured 6-foot Victoria Azarenka, and 5-6 Camila Giorgi ...

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