How would you rate Russian girls performance in 2005 (as of the end of April)?
Here is mine rating:
2 SHARAPOVA, MARIA B (lost a semi at AO; lost Miami final)
5 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA B- (definitely second best, plays at her level, improved serve IMO, took Russia to the 2nd Rd of FedCup)
6 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA F(that seems to be too much for what she's done in 2005)
7 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA C (should be C- if not Warsaw final)
10 ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS C (won a small tournament (now it looks like a fluke), but really hasn't shown anything in 2005)
12 PETROVA, NADIA RUS C- (has she even played in 2005?)
14 BOVINA, ELENA RUS C- (should be D, but due to her injury, giving her a benefit of the doubt)
18 LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS C (plays at her level)
36 SAFINA, DINARA RUS C (tough one, but giving her C since she hasn't done much before and after winning Paris; still underachieving in many matches she plays)
45 LINETSKAYA, EVGENIA RUS C (expected more)
47 DOUCHEVINA, VERA RUS C (underachiever, expected more)
48 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS C+ (turned around a bit this year, C+ is upfront for what anticipated later this year)
61 CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS C (expected more)
63 JIDKOVA, ALINA RUS D (hasn't done anything at all, couldn't capitalize on 2004 success)
89 PANOVA, TATIANA RUS C (playing on and off, struggling with illness, but fighting).
120 BYCHKOVA, EKATERINA RUS C+ (good year for her level)
131 VOSKOBOEVA, GALINA RUS C+ (good year for her level)
232 KRASNOROUTSKAYA, LINA RUS D (I just don't see any fire left anymore)
233 MAKAROVA, EKATERINA RUS C+(good year)
243 VESNINA, ELENA RUS C+(good year)
707 KLEYBANOVA, ALISA RUS C- (definitely expected more)
Everybody is welcome to post your opinions. For me personally this year has been depressing so far.
PS. Objectivity will be very much appreciated.
Vassilissa is my girl............