And well deserved it was. The 2010 Roland Garros finalist has transformed herself from a doubles threat to a double threat, being equally, if not moreso, feared as a singles player. I saw her destroy Vera Zvonareva earlier in 2010 to win the Family Circle Cup. The score was 6-0 6-3, but anybody who saw it knows it wasn’t even that close.
She beat two #1s, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki and was up a break in the third set in a US Open quarterfinal match with Kim Clijsters before eventually losing to the eventual tournament champion. She also continued to be a great doubles player, finishing as a runner-up at Indian Wells and Miami with playing partner Nadia Petrova.