top 10 is packed with players like Kvitova, Stosur and Wozniacki.... that's the main obstacle on her way to top 10, because there are enough players in WTA who are a lock in top 10 , probably with 1 vacant place, taken by Errani in 2012
Not really, other than Errani...
With Wozniacki losing her top seed positions from 2012, she will have much tougher draws
the coming season.
Stosur has been a headcase in 2012, won no tournaments
and barely hang in there. Since the win from US Open she has been hitting the walls everywhere. Losing to players like Chang is a new low for her.
Also if Kvitova and Li Na does not sort their inconsistencies
out, they may well fall off the Top 10 if they are not careful. There are many players in the 11-30 that can snatch the spots.
The 2012 Top 5 are pretty much a lock for 2013 Top 10, barring injuries. It's just that, Hantuchova is not really a powerful candidate
to snatch the other 5 spots.
Though, if Hantuchova can lose to random players in the latter half of 2012, couple months after coming back from injury, I doubt she can get back to Top 10 again. She has so many points to defend the first half of the year, hanging in Top 50 is probably the best she can do till the clay season. That's if she does not get injured