Re: Can Li Na ever reach #3？
It is really hard to say. With Sharapova being out during Asian season, Li's chances are biger than anytime in last two years, since Serena/Azarenka motivation will probably not be as big as it was during USO series and as big as it will be at YEC. There we have Radwanska who is one of the most clever players I have ever seen on tour, so I expect her to use the advantage and overtake #3 from Sharapova.
Li is always there, but she still has random loses in 3rd rounds or QFs, which barely happens to Serena/Azarenka/Radwanska.
So, it's really hard to say. +Why she doesn't play in Tokyo?!
Ana Ivanović Schweinsteiger