November's season-ending championships in Madrid brought a magnificent year of tennis on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour to a close. The season was dominated by the superb Justine Henin, who won two of the four Grand Slams on offer, but it also featured a welcome return to form for the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, who captured the remaining two majors, and the emergence of several new forces in the woman's game.
However, despite the renaissance of one of the sport's former axis of power, the year belonged to the peerless Henin. Not only did the 25-year-old Belgian finish the season as year-end No.1, but she also got her hands on 10 Tour trophies - the first player to achieve such a feat since Martina Hingis in 1997 - including the prestigious Roland Garros, US Open and Sony Ericsson Championships titles.
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