Heaven forfend injury, Williams, Williams, Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Davenport, Capraiti, Mauresmo are all going.
Rubin will be the hardest to catch. She the veteran. She'll know how to pace herself through the year, how to maximize her opportunities. She won't have the emotional ups and downs a younger player might.
And she knows there's only so much Monica can play w/o injuring herself.
Mykina, Hantuchova and Dokic are all young, and they all play a ton, and that makes up for a lot of bad losses. But Monica would be a tough cover for any of them.
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.