The "New Generation" has been a big bust in 2005
No members of the new generation have had the expected breakout year in '05. All the current top players save Sharapova are tour veterans and they aren't really feeling a lot of pressure right now from the newcomers. The Top 20 is loaded with old-timers.
The biggest bust has been Sprem, who is on her way to dropping off the tour. Not too far behind her is Golovin, who after a promising '04, has bombed spectacularly this year, losing first round at all three grand slams. Vaidisova has had a couple of decent results but nothing (yet) to write home about. Outside of her RG quarterfinal, Karatantcheva has been a non-factor. Ivanovic has been the most impressive but still hasn't stamped her authority on any of the big tournaments. And for Sharapova (not really a member of the up-and-coming club as she is already an established player), even though she's had a good year overall, ZERO grand slam finals is a definite disappointment.