The Russians really did not do that well this year. Kim won 9 tournaments, 1 being a slam. Justine playing about half a season won 4, one being a slam. Serena and Venus won a slam each. Justine also won 2 tier one tournaments and Kim won at least 3. Davenport got to two slam finals, each time losing to another American. Mary Pierce, Ameican-French also reached two slam finals and also won a tier one tournament. Mauresmo, French, won the YEC over Pierce. Did any Russian even win a tier one tournament this year? The Russians, it seems to me, are overrated.