Sharapova, Serena, Radwanska....they all have "lots of points to defend." Why single out Azarenka? Anything is possible of course, but if she were the type that couldn't deal with raised expectations I think it already would have shown after her AO win. It's likely that she won't have the start of the season that she had in 2013. It would be pretty remarkable if she managed to do something similar two years in a row, but I see no signs of an imminent demise.
The reason I singled out Azarenka is because she is "new" to this stage meaning that this was her first yr achieving world no.1 and grandslam......from recent history, recent winners like Kvitova, Stosur, Li Na, Schiavoni have all had let downs, not to mention the no.1s like JJ, Safina and Wozniacki. I think its fair to think that Vika will also have a big let down. Serena and Sharapova have been at this stage before so it is less likely that they would experience a fall although injury can affect anyone. And I am not even talking about Radwanska cuz i think she is also going to fall worse than Azarenka.
I do think Caro will be back in the top 5
so I hope you dont hate me too much.......
Fair enough, at least you gave reasons for how that would be possible. But even if all those mentioned players would surpass Vika in the ranking she would be ranked between 5-10. So please explain how it is reasonable that she will drop out of top 10, as you've mentioned in the OP ("but me thinks princess vika will drop out of top 5 next season and p
ossibly top 10.").
First off, thanks for at least considering my argument unlike most of the posters here
I do think most likely she will still be in the top 10. If she loses hold in the beginning of the year, it will be hard to sustain the level that she had this year and a mental let down could see her out of top 10. It is a possibility.......