Worst thing here is that this serious stressed incident with robbery, guns and tied-ups in her own home happen to Chaky, b/c no girl in WTA in last 10 years which her TOP10 status is so strongly connected with her mental abilities. If Ana lost that - she lose everything...
But good things is that she compete already next months after that (in Seles case after Hambourg shock Monica not played any match in that and whole next season) and also Anna is Psychology student and maybe that fact will be helpfull to her for recovering.
BTW is anybody else notice that she after 1/3 of this season still not reach enough money to compensate that 300.000$ robbery
... so even if she dont have mental consequences of that robbery she "played for nothing" 1st half of this season b/c that.
She was solid enough mentally in Fed cup (beat opponent + the crowd).I don't think it's the problem.She tries to play differently than last year and it doesn't work.Her game sucks badly this year and she was lucky to win in Paris, but what happened to her this winter is not the reason IMO.
WTA is much different than ATP b/c influence of emotions on game is much bigger and also emotional efects of knif stabing or guns robbery is much harder on young womens than mens. Injury which Monica Seles have in Hambourg is actualy nothing special, but she never recover from mental trauma and she is never (on court) same person again. BTW Her reactions in that FED CUP match is for me good sign how she is changed. In 2007 she played cat-mouse game with every not TOP20 player and against non-TOP100 Obziler instead routine match she overreacted at every single point.
I don't know. it's not just her mental. But the way she play is different from the previous years. It's like 2004 Williams Sisters. Try to get to the next level, but failed. I really hope Anna can make it to be the elite player again. She has the capability to be it.
Serena half-sister is killed at end of 2003 (i think at LA street guns attack) and maybe influence of that emotional shock for W-Sisters have sense to be compared here... not some "tactical" change or whatever... BTW at end of 2007 i think that Anna Chakvetadze is last player on tour which want to change anything. She probably feels perfect like worlds #6 and probably try to stand there.