Actualy i dont see any big problem here, especialy no reasons for panic. I see many 1988-1992 new Russians
like TOP100, even TOP30 in future (for example 3P - Pavlyuchenkova, Pervak, Pivovarova)... so why we MUST to have some 88-92 TOP10 players from Russia? Players from 1985-87 Russian "Golden generation" (Maria, Sveta, Anna...) will be active in next 5-10 years so Russians have enough time to produce some future TOP5 or GS champion player for example born between 1993-96 and be "happy" another 5-10 years... If you want to see real disaster - look what happen with USA womans tennis and US girls borned after 1981 (ten years without real prospect) or what happen in last 30 years with Australians.
All-Russian Tennis Association did nothing to produce players of the top level.
"Spartak" and CSKA, the most famous tennis schools in Russia that gave us Kournikova, Safin, Myskina, Dementieva, Petrova, Safina, Zvonareva, Andreev, Youzhny, Tursunov, receive no money from tennis authorities. For example, the courts surface at "Spartak" hasn't changed for 30 years.
Unlike Yeltsyn, Putin is not interested in tennis which means sponsors don't care about the sport too.
I don't think we'll see a Slam-material tennis player from Russia in the near future. Unless there is a very talented kid with rich parents/sponsor we haven't heard about.
If Russia have new talent like Sharapova or Kuznetsova, Putin will not stoped her to win slam with 17 or 19... If we look againat 1988+ girls, Russia dont have any teenager right now in TOP50, and litle Belorusia have 2. It's not b/c Lukasenko more like tennis than Putin, or Dinamo Minsk now have better tennis schools than Spartak or CSKA - simple, Belorussians have Azarenka and Govortsova and Russians dont have.
Serbia is best example. In general, we are talented for tennis - but facilities and conditions for young talents is always bad here. That is reason why we produce in last 30 years only 6 TOP100 players. But on other hand 4 of this our TOP100 players reach TOP5!!! - so if you talented like Seles, Dokic, Jankovic or Ivanovic... you will find your way to world elite even if you from Serbia. Talented Russian girls have big problems in Soviet era because tennis is not so popular sport (actualy tennis is sport with worst status in communist block - Czechoslovakia with her school is only exception), but today if some russian girl is realy good for tennis - nobody will stop her (including Putin). Players like Sharapova will born once in 5 years in whole world - so why next player like she must be from Russia again???