most of them are young and are inconsistent or are continuing a bad year.
personally i feel for kuznetsova that it all started at the oz open. the tournament before the oz open she got bovina and lost first round. that's fine it is just one loss and it is first match so not much attention is paid to it. but then her next tourtnament at oz she drew venus and lost and since then i feel she hasn't had the confidence to do anything.
playing top players is a bit of a problem for the young russians they seem to do worse after they play them and don't learn from the experience. sharapova with seles, safina with serena, and now i'm worried about douchevina because she just played henin and lost i hope she keeps her head up and realises that it was a learning experience rather than demorilization.