After an injury sidelined her for nearly half of last season, 2018 could be her time to join the Tour's top tier.
The 2x World Champion was one of many influential women at this year's Australian Open of Tennis, and the experience is worth noting.
The 6x World Champ nabbed her fourth career win at Honolua Bay on Friday and finished the season No. 2 on the Jeep Leaderboard.
The battle is heating up in Hossegor, and it will be coming to a boil on Finals day.
Back from injury, the Kauai native could play a major spoiler role in this year's World Title race.
If anyone is going to stop the current Jeep Leader from running away with this year's race, it'll likely be one of these five.
No glory over the three events, but these surfers' efforts deserve some attention.
Sally Fitzgibbons was the latest surfer to get wounded on the job. While she'll likely surf at Bells, others aren't so lucky.
Partway through her Round Four heat at Margaret River, the Hawaiian tore her MCL. She kept surfing the heat -- and won.
The Kauai local suffered a knee injury during Round Four, cutting short her momentum so far this season.