who will get to the top 10 first? zvonareva or kuznetsova? or someone else?
#10, #11 and #12 on the rankings this week are all russian. dementieva is the top 10er with zvonareva at 11 and kuznetsova at 12. elena is on 2236.00 points, vera 1997.00 points and sveta 1965.00 and sugiyama is only 13.00 points behind sveta and rubin 49.00 points behind sugiyama so things are quite tight at the moment in this part of the rankings. sveta is the form player. sveta only has 1st round points to defend at RG while vera has QF points to defend. elena has round 1 points to defend, sugiyama has 4th round points to defend and rubin has QF points to defend.
the draw will play a big part in this i think. vera is capable of defending depending on the draw imo, sveta has almost no points to defend and in the form she is in she will likely play to her seeding and maybe go further. sugiyama is playing ok but i dont think she has a chance in this and the same with rubin.
so imo it is out of vera and sveta who can possibly take elena out of the top 10. but with elena like sveta only having to defend 1st round points can anyone take elena out of the top 10? sure elena is streaky and hasnt got many good results this year but being seeded quite highly and being a slam elena has a good chance of drawing a low ranked player so she might just win a couple of rounds.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.