Alicia Molik - A
She was scrappy but fought hard to beat Mandula, she pushed a sloppy Clijsters, killed a weak Hantuchova twice, beat qualifier Bachmann and in form Schaul, then pushed Mauresmo but failed to take her chances, she really should have done better against Amelie. All in all a good summer given her injury problems. I would have given her an A+ if she had pushed Mauresmo to 3!
Pratt - A
Solid win over Krasnoroutskaya. Lost to Petrova and Zvonoreva str8 sets. Aust Open won over Shaugnessy (17), Morigami (55), the pushed Vera to 3 sets! All in all Nicole did well defending most of her points from last year.
Evie - B-
Thrashed in Auckland by Okamoto, took a set off Sanchez Lorenzo in Canberra, was lucky but did play a good match against Trudi. Failed to defend points, now ranked below Wheeler.
Musgrave - B
Wowed me at Aust Open, played an aggressive match, 10 aces, 50+ winners, unfortunately was too tentative in her match points against an errorless Evie. Her form really was a lot better than in previous years, had a win over Krivencheva in Canberra. Will definitely improve her singles rank this year. She only has 9 points to defend until August!!
Stosur - A-
Did well in Gold Coast, and won a round in Tasmania and Aust Open. Disappointing effort against Kapros but defended all her points which was very encouraging to see. 2004 should see her crack the top 100!
Wheeler - D
Played a shocker against Benesova, has very one-dimensional game that is only going to see her slip down the ranks, needs new coach. She was a better player two years ago!
Adamczak - C
Impressive, powerful groundstrokes, lacks ability to construct a point, has the potential to go top 200 this year, Tu was too smart for her!
Dellacqua - C-
Went winless but was a consistent loser, never thrashed or disgraced against much higher ranked players. Still has a lot to learn, hoping she can break into top 200, but not overly confident that she will until late in the year if at all.
Breadmore - C
Lauren did well for her, she defended most of her points, she played an awesome match against Lindsay Lee in goin down. Also pushed Bondarenko too 3 sets. The next few months will be interesting, she had planned to try India WTA. If Lauren cant crack the top 220 this year then I would say its time to go uni full time!
Cupac - D+
Yes she beat Drake, but then again Drake, in her 30's, was winless this summer and is on the way out. Still mentally it was a good win. Like Baker though Dubravka needs some lessons in point construction.
Watson - B-
Played a great match against Rubin pushing her to a tiebreak and has now won $10K without dropping a set. Her rank almost back into the top 500 now. Showing signs that she can finish the year in the top 300!
Ferguson - E-
Showed no signs of improvement! She couldnt even push Lindsay Lee or Obziler!
Lukaszewicez - D-
Has definitely improved since last year adding more depth and power to her game. Still had no right competing in any senior events when she cant even win a junior event.
Hewitt - C-
Definitely has made some ground, her games has improved marketebly. Both her qualifying matches were closely fought. Can see her cracking top 300 if she can remain injury free.
Kriz - D
Comin back from injury she hasnt had much chance to show herself. Pushed Breadmore to the brink this week. Has no points to defend until July, can only go up! Top 350 for sure!
Stewart - E+
Snyder can be tough, but losing 6-0 6-0 was a disgrace. Bryanne at least got a doubles victory at Aust Open. I really think she should concentrate on making a living from doubles, should help her get some confidence if she can get some wins there. A bit like what Trudi has done to get herself back on track!