im surprised coughlin doesnt have more of a 'status' in the USA. she really is the female equivalent of phelps, she is great in all the strokes she does and she does pretty much all strokes, being an australian i dont get coverage of the american nationals but ive heard that coughlin does well in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and the individual medaley (not sure what distances tho). i also heard she is the first female to qualify for every event in every distance for the nationals, if this is true it makes it even more surprising as to her 'low' status.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.