New Number One Not Likely This Year
I don't think Kim will reach number one this year if she wins on Saturday. Serena would have to lose at Wimbledon in an early round and Kim would probably have to appear in the final or win the whole thing. Considering her history on grass and the history of some of the other top players, she would probably have to beat two of them to win and I just don't see that happening since she only has a little more than a week to start getting used to playing on grass.
Don't look for her to do much during the summer North American hardcourt season if Serena, Venus, Jennifer, Chanda and Lindsay play well. Plus if you take out the USO championship points, Serena has less to defend than Kim.