Chanda Rubin just like Blake reached the top 10 won some tier II and tier III titles and once in a while beat the top players. Chanda also reached the Australian Open semifinals ten years ago. Blake like Rubin was credited by the American media for being "nice" and "articulate" and not "brash" or "arrogant." Yet Blake and Rubin share another quality they didn't really believe in themselves nor did they believe they could be grand slam champions. It wasn't because they didn't have the talent it was because they didn't have the mental belief. Rubin didn't believe she had the stuff like Venus or Serena. Now ten years later the US media are hyping another African American James Blake. Since Roddick seems to be fading the US press are gathering the hpes on Blake.