Incorrect, other than Amelie and Kim, she is the best active player without winning a slam.
It might be confusing to see Russians doing so well on clay, but clay is where the power of the sisters is absorbed. You are wrong to count her out. With a serve, she can win a lot more.
The easy answer is that both, Elena and Masha had two really good weeks, are both brilliant players and in those two weeks only one person was better and in Masha´s case she was the top player of those two weeks...that´s it.
It´s such a pity you have disabled reputation, I can´t imagine why you did that in the first place...
Don't forget that the Beauty reached the final in Miami this year.
Best luck to: Nadia - Jennifer - Amelie - Marion - Tati - Serena - Alicia Venus - Anastasia - Elena B. - Elena D. - Vera - Svetlana - Nicole Karolina - Ai - Jelena D. - Virginie - Francesca - Nathalie - Chanda - Flavia
And I don't want to diminish what Dementieva did. They say luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Sure, she didn't play the greatest clay court, Grand Slam opponents. But she did beat them all, which doesn't always happen when a player gets easy draws.