she has a chance... but on grass, she has to fend off lindsay, serena, maria. and on hardcourts, she has kim, elena d, etc. not forgetting kim will most probably dominate the indoor season. i'll say she'll be a fixture in the top 3. being number 1 is too early to say.
she'll have a harder time on the hardcourts than the slow stuff...grass is only one tourney and i dont see her beating Serena or Sharapova on that...HC, well she's not really playing that much i dont think.
If she will be injury free for the rest of the year she will for sure end this year as #1! She is mental and physical so strong! Sometimes if I see her play she is constructing points in a way that her opponents will make the faults! She can just disrupt their games!