What was Sam's best win of the year?
Vs. Sharapova (YEC) or Vs. Williams (USO). She won Vs. Williams several times: which was not the case Vs. Sharapova. I would not mention Williams if it was not the USO finale.
What was Sam's worst loss of the year
Vs. Czink (Wimbledon) or Vs. Dulko (RG). She explained she was surprised. I guess it won't happen next year.
What fictional character does Sam remind you of?
No one, she is unique
If you had to describe Sam's year in the form of a song, which song would it be?
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" (Bob Dylan)
What was Sam's most under-rated win of the year?
Vs. Kerber (USO - semi finale. An extraordinary opponent. And leading her to the ultimate trophy.
Which of Sam's losses were you most impressed with?
Vs. Kvitova (YEC, not AO)
What part of Sam's game has improved most throughout the year?
Her mental force, by far. And her BH, under huge pressure.
What would you like to see Sam work on in the future?
Her weight. her leg muscles are not optimal right now. She can gain more foot speed.
What's the one match you wish Sam had won, that she didn't?
Vs. Sabine (Stanford).
What do you predict in 2012 for Sam (ranking, tournaments, H2Hs with particular players etc.)?
I think she is close to be number one, but will probably win her second GS trophy before.
I would say: WW#2 (or 3) / Roland Garros finale / Will defeat Kvitova, and maybe Azarenka: during 2012.