If she loses early at RG, could she potentially fall out of the top 10? Especially considering that Clijsters and Henin-Hardenne have points to gain. For a few years, she hung around the top 10 to 15....not until this past year was she a real force on the tour. I wonder if her time being ranked 10th to 15th was representative of her true ability.
I like her style of play a lot...it's can be fun to watch. She just lacks the consistency and focus to play not only solid defense but to also take control and attack for a full match. If her opponents play well, she is a sitting duck. It's not surprising that she has lost to opponents who are having excellent seasons so far: Dechy, Conchita, Asagoe, Schnyder, etc.