Before I say anything, I just wanna say this isn't a hate thread directed at Na or anything
I know Li had a fantastic start to the year beating Kim at Sydney and reaching the final of the AO and going 11-1 at the start of the year. After these great results a lot of posters basically laughed in Hogstedt's face making him out to be a total moron for dropping Na and switching to Maria.
Since her run throghout January however, Na has shockingly lost every match she has played going 0-5 in matches since the AO final most recently losing to Larsson. Her impressive 11-1 record has been tarnished and now stands at 11-5
On the other hand, Maria's results have went from being mediocre when Thomas was being mocked (Auckland QF:Lost to eventual champion, and AO 4R) to fantastic (IW Semi-Final:Lost to World No.1, and Miami F: With chance to win the title against Vera/Vika). Her W/L record has improved from 5-2 after the AO to 14-3(Excluding Fed Cup) and she has now been guaranteed a position within the Top10.
Obviously if Maria wins the title it will trump Li's Sydney title, but Na will still have her AO run. Overall though, do people still think Thomas is a mug for switching sides now that Li's play has gone down the drain and Maria's has vastly improved???
What are your opinions people?