mboyle, when people say "sos and so is a top ten player" then they mean they have the potential to be in the top ten. obviously when players are young it is hard to tell what their true potential is. generally people say this about players who make upsets over the top ten players. like smashnova has beaten dokic, clijsters and henin this year but isn't even in the top 15.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.