It is so unusual that China has no ladies singles in waiting. Do they have a couple of ladies singles players about to explode on to the scene? Are they a victim of their own success and have become complacent? Has modern China finally caught up and the old system and attitude can no longer apply to China's single child youths? Or are we seeing a natural, statistical blip? And we will get a regression to the mean (and the mean for China is pretty high)? Can't quite see Liu Xin being the one to take over the mantle. She a dependable player but doesn't have that spark to take it to the top. Sun Yu I reserve judgement for the time being.