i'm just wondering. i think that 3 set match with kim really boosted her expectations. at the us open i was watching sharapova's first match and the commentators basically said sharapova was a contender for the title, not one of the favourites but a contender none the less. i was really shocked by this comment. to be a 16 year old prodigy and get to the 4th round of one slam is good and all and i wouldn't be to hasseled if she was expected to win some low tier titles (4 and 5's) but to say she is a contender of for a slam is a bit much don't you think?