Re: Welcome back to the top 10 Ma$ha!
Wow, it seems an eternity since Maria seemed to be the big new thing. 7 years this year since the Wimbledon win. So many (including commentators and retired players like Seles) said she was going to be the new dominant player. 3 slams is not inconsiderable but I myself thought she would have surpassed the likes of Hingis, Henin and Seles. It just goes to show - with the WTA you can never predict.
It would be great to have Maria back as a major contender - more the merrier. But the jury must be out at the moment. Anyway, a climb in the rankings is the right direction so good luck to her.
On a separate note, agree with others who say Vera is underrated. There is a slam in there I'm sure!