It seems increasingly likely that Dementieva, Petrova, and perhaps even Safina will never win their elusive slam title. Dementieva made a nice try at Wimbledon, had high hopes from many going into the U.S Open and as often with her bombed. This year typified her career, sometimes stumbling near the finish line, other times not even coming close, remaining both slamless and an enigma in her own bizarre way. Safina is self explanatory. The best thing that could happen to her is to lose her bogus #1 ranking and the scrutiny which is causing her continued self sabatoge, and to fire her coach who seems to be an albatross for her now. Petrova? Maybe I am reaching to even think she had a shot. Then again you look at this fortnight and she probably had a great shot at being in the final if she didnt choke in Petrova-like fashion from 6-1, 4-3, 40-15 serving vs the talented up and coming Melanie Oudin. She has had either times given some dark horse consideration. In any case she seems to be as much a headcase as ever, and as far from being able to go the distance of winning 7 matches as ever. Kuznetsova is a headcase and underachiever to some, and showed signs of that again here in her bizarre match and loss to the talented up and coming Wozniacki. Still atleast she already has bagged 2 slams, no matter how much luck she might have gotten or what else she does from here. Those are sort of the main ones that come to mind. I dont think anyone really believed Zvonareva had the weapons to win a slam, and would be surprised if she ever did win one. Same with Chakvetadze, even when she was up there. So are the slamless headcase Russians who even are good enough to inspire hopes of some for a breakthrough slam win (rightly or wrongly so) like Dementieva, Safina, and Petrova underachievers you believe if they never win one. Or do you believe ultimately they are not so good it is an underachievement for them to remain slamless, and they are overrated by many people who have expected them to win one.