vera is closest but i think sprem and sharapova are better. sharapova still has the AER to deal with and altough she may have a chane of reaching the top 10 next year (but it would be extremely tough) as said above vera is already in the top 20, is consistent and hasn't got much to defend until march so i think she'll probably beat sharapova to it. sprem hasn't got a good result in a slam yet and doesn't have much chance this year to reach the top 10 so i think vera will beat them to it. ashley will have to really work to get into the top 10 whereas i think the others wouldn't have to work as much or as hard so ahsley might take a bit longer.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.