She came back from her time off from the stabbing and won the Canadian Open and then she came back from her time off to perform very well in los angeles a few years back. I think that Monica has been injured before and can adapt faster than most of the modern day hit 'em hard players. She has the variety and also keep in mind that most of the current top players haven't really played monica on a consistent basis like how lindsay, amelie, jennifer, venus, and serena has. Kim and justine, anastasia, nadia, and the other players, who are new to the top will feel the effects of monica much harder because her style will be different and it will take a lot of getting used to.
I could see monica meeting the russians in the early rounds and getting a good amount of quality points from them and therefore making it back into the top 10 quicker than most of the other players.
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