(14) Maria Kirilenko

  • Last Updated: June 9 2013, 19:38 BST

Kirilenko has had little time to enjoy news of her New Year's Eve engagement to ice-hockey superstar Alex Ovechkin as she prepares to finally make an impact on the major stage Down Under.

Kirilenko: Has never been further than the QFs of a major

As half of one of the most notable couples in world sport due to her good looks and fashion sense, it's about time the Russian becomes more known for her results and performances on the court having failed to win a WTA singles title since 2008.

However, the 25-year-old managed to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year before a semi-final appearance at the Olympics helped her achieve a career-high ranking of 14 - so maybe her fortunes are starting to change.

Kirilenko's best showing at the Australian Open came back in 2010 when she progressed to the last eight and will be surely hoping to do even better this time around.