Re: Olympic Predictions
It's just like the situation with Jankovic being at #1. There are only five active multiple slam champions, and two are irrelevant at this point (though I hate saying that). One isn't here. And all the #1s right now (Vee, Serena, Maria, Amelie, Lindsay, Ana, Jelena), one isn't here, two are irrelevant, and two are considered the weakest #1s ever.
Anyway, Safina, Radwanska, and Azarenka are names for the future. Dementieva is easily one of the best veterans on tour and has made silver and been to slam finals before. It isn't a poor lineup at all, but when you expect the "stars" to make the final four at every big event, and they generally fail to do so, if they even show up...
I just hate that when it's a new face, or even an unsung one, that show up in the final stages of big events, it's considered some joke. Extremely irritating. They deserve to get there, if they do. Serena has to go through six people just as much as Radwanska or Safina would.