i'd say only players in the top 20 and possibly top 30 have a chance to get to the top 10 next year. players like schnyder, stevenson, myskina, rubin, daniilidou, bovina, dementieva. other players like tulyaganova, pierce, mandula, petrova, lina k, lucic, bedanova, fernandez and schett as well as up-and-comers such as kuznetsova, safina, zvonareva, mikaelian, casanova, sharapova will improve their ranking just in time to reach the top 10 in 2004.
i think rankings #5 to #10 will be very competitve by the time 2004 comes around.
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.