I was never comfortable with her saying she was simply hitting out for the first matches and would pull them in later in the tournament.
I have never been too convinced about her coaching and decision making... I feel there comes a time when maybe one needs pure professionalism in that area. I mean that it may be impossible for a relative...worse a mother/favour to be as clinical as is needed.
I am reminded how, in my opinion, so many bad decisions about what tournaments to play and so forth have been taken and lost Venus gaining or staying at the top.
I hope that this is a temprary set back and that she can settle down and play great tennis again soon. Her ranking is going to be so low now , she will have to.