Originally Posted by terjw
Vinci looked pretty good to me and playing really well at Katowice last week. She looked so at home on the clay and knew just what to do all the time.
It's not like the competition was that fierce though. She beat a poor, unfit Kvitova and that is about it. It obviously depends how big you want to make your tiers. But by second tier I am talking fringe players who could do something big if the draw falls apart, basically outsiders (eg. Errani, Stosur etc.). I would more have Vinci in the 3rd tier of a contender for the smaller titles but (next to) no chance for the bigger titles.