Re: So does this weekend pretty much determine player of the year?
Yep. Vika's been consistent, but her results since Indian Wells don't scream "PLAYER OF THE YEAR!!!111"
Even if Serena doesn't win this tournament (she will, but still) she's still the only one of the big three who has won titles on all surfaces. Azarenka has won, what, 4 titles this year and all came in the first three months of the year on hard courts and Maria's three titles all came on clay.
I don't know if it's her cooling off or everyone else picking up, but I think it's interesting that after starting the year at 26-0, she hasn't been to a final since Madrid.
I would even argue that Maria's having a better year even with 1 less title
Career Grand Slam in your 20s? Been there done that. Career golden slam your 30s?
There's only 1. Serena.