She's going to make the top 20. I don't see why people have given up on her. You also got to factor in that Kim Clijsters has retired, so thats an extra place for Slava. Top 32 by the end of the year!!
Hopefully this loss won't put her down, because she can still do well in my view. The players around her haven't done that well in the US Open. I know it's a little bad seeing whyere she could have been if she'd beaten Vinci, but don't look at it that way. Look at it this way. She's moved up 10 places, and is close to being in the seeding positions. That will do for me. If told you last year that Slava would be 34 by the end of the US Open this year, you would have taken it without a thought.
Maybe Slava can become a killer on the court. Get that Killer instinct to finish these matches off. She can still be a really nice person off court, but on court she should, as you said Boom Boom, have the desire to kill.
I mean, look at Junior Dos Santos. He's an mma fighter, and UFC Heavyweight champion. Really nice guy outside of the cage, but he's a killer inside the cage. Knocking people out, and has no remorse. Guess what, he is a champion. Slava should do the same