But Angelique Kerber, who has not been showing the form of her annus mirabilis
last year, could find Shelby Rogers a feisty opponent.
Depending on how things turned out for you this year, it is either annus horribilis (or horrible), or annus mirabilis
It might seem that our annus mirabilis
was 2013, when we scooped no fewer than eight awards, including two Queen's Awards and the prize that is probably the most prestigious in the sector, the Times Higher Education title of University of the Year.
Among the topics are from east to west 1930-54, 1962 the annus mirabilis
, the emblematic stage 1963-64, explorations in opera and dance 1965-68, the curse of Broadway, City Opera to the Met 1970-74, the monumental and the minuscule from K2 to the Kremlin 1982-85, new paths in dance 1973-2003, and new directions 1994-2004.
A progressive young horse (Many Clouds), a trainer back in the big time (Oliver Sherwood), due reward for an owner of long standing (Trevor Hemmings), and the annus mirabilis
of a veteran jockey (Leighton Aspell).
In his 2011 annus mirabilis
, the 25-year-old won titles in Madrid and Rome in a run of seven successive victories over his rival.
SIR Dave Brailsford received personal recognition for overseeing British cycling's annus mirabilis
when he was presented with his knighthood at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
EMILY Smith's annus mirabilis
continued in Norway last week when the Birmingham teenager won her first ITF tournament.
2012 was an annus mirabilis
for Sergio Sa Leitao: Rio mayor Eduardo Paes upped him to secretary of culture; government's film financing company RioFilme had a bumper year: and his beloved Fluminense team took Brazil's soccer championship.
IF 1992 was an 'annus horriblis'' for Queen Elizabeth II, then 2012 must have been the polar opposite: a year of wonders (or annus mirabilis
in Royal parlance).
If 2011 was the Eagles' annus horribilis, 2012 was an annus mirabilis
Murray was an early victim of Djokovic's annus mirabilis
, the world number three being brutally outplayed in an Australian Open final from which he took months to recover.