The points to qualify this year will probably be somewhere along 2500 points.
Well, since Maria Sharapova wants money more, she probably wont qualify by winning small events.
And if Venus is playing rarely in the fall, she will probably once again not qualify.
But her sister will probably qualify since she does not mind playing indoor tournaments.
So the top 6 currently has a lead of 400 points and Elena Dementieva will qualify going into her favourite surface.
Serena will probably follow. Then one of Jennifer or Maria should qualify, either Maria will be the first one probably in history to not qualify YEC as a slam winner, or Jen will not be able to defend the finalist points to fall out of top 10. Last year was fun to see who can pass Venus, this year, it'll even be more exciting.