why base maria on what serena does volcana? she isn't hyped all that much compared to others. she's making a steady improvement and i'm not expecting her to reach the top ten next year and neither are her other fans. realistically she won't be in all of the tier 1 and 2 tournaments so she won't be able to get as many points as you say she can plus she has to get used to the level of play which is a lot higher than at the itf level.
maria and serena are at different points in their careers and it is silly to compare them. where was serena at 15 and 16? certainly not at the level she is today.
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.