(9) Sam Stosur
The girl from Down Under became the first Australian to claim a Grand Slam title in almost 10 years when she shocked Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows in September 2011.
She was the country's first female major champion since Evonne Goolagong-Cawley won Wimbledon back in 1980.
Stosur's best previous effort was in 2010 when she made the French Open final, eventually losing out to Italian Francesca Schiavone.
2012 saw her establish herself inside the top 10 for a third straight season as she twice finished runner-up in Doha and Moscow.
She clearly possesses the arsenal to beat any opponent on her day - her famous kick serve is a real weapon, as is a thumping forehand.
Stosur will have home advantage and be roared home by crowd but two early defeats in Brisbane and Sydney in the run-up may lower expectations upon her.