Very interesting candidates, and not at all straightforward to pick one.
I like the fact that Alex (really unlike any other player on that list at the moment) is prepared to do whatever it takes to get ahead, she's also not afraid of vocalising this.
Not actually seen her play for a long while now, but her results are getting consistently better, and more consistent.
Mary, Chanda and Mirjana seem injury prone so who knows when the next inury will rear it's ugly head.
Mary is the class player of the field, Mirjana the classiest of the younger players. Patty has freakish talents but I can only see her off-court issues getting worse before they get better.
Alex has the most recent win over a Top Tenner (Jen in, I think Sydney), so I'll plump for her. I like a challenge.
"Mentally prepare? Why? When you plan something it never works. It's simple: get in, drive car, see what happens."