Some positive signs at the US Open
For all the talk about the worst #1s ever, the bad state of WTA tour, inaccurate rankings etc., this has actually been a pretty exciting tournaments so far. Yes, there have been many upsets, but in literally all of those cases it's not only due to the higher ranked player sucking - their opponents really took it to them. Dementieva and Jankovic (even Ivanovic) played much worse in the past and managed to sneak out a win, but their opponents didn't allow them to get away with mediocre play this time. And some players I deemed totally hopeless, like Kirilenko and King, showed that they actually had game. Even Rodionova put on a gutsy display to fight back and prevail over Lisicki yesterday.
Hopefully this trend keeps up in the future, since it will force the top players to get more serious about their games. And that can only be a good thing.