Somewhat true, considering she's failed in the somewhat difficult draws she's had this year, i.e. Miami and Wimbledon
exactly, she failed in the difficult draws and gets points because of the easy draws. She is better then most but when she ended up playing against 1 of the great and in-form players she loses. She lost to ivanovic(0-2), serena(0-2,)venus(1-1) and jankovic(0-1) Who all have had a better year then her but she could end up higher in the race then most of them because of some cakewalk draws.
Major points for sharapova:
San Diego No opposition for her.
French Open SF
Australian Open i give her credit for beating clijsters, that was a good win but
she owns Chackvetadze and somehow always seems to end up getting her in her draws. In all these draws this year where she got major points she has beaten Chackvetadze.
It's just incredible to think that she could actually hold the no.2 ranking untill the end of the year.
If she gets whooped again in the usopen final by serena,venus,justine,ana or jelena we will all know her ranking is this way because of her easy draws.