Shvedbarilescu your argument is flawed because you are only looking at one side of the story.
1. How is a player supposed to be ready for WTA if they are losing easily in $25k and $10k level? Even if they are having a bad day they should still pull out the win.
2. You don't trust Donna's WTA run, but isn't that completely against your point? (ie some few big results are all that matter, ignore the more conclusive ITF results)
3. A point I keep mentioning but you ignoring, a young player has limited opportunities at WTAs. Not fair to compare a player who has a win over a top 100 player that played like shit on the day to a player that played against an opponent playing well. It is more like a lottery on which player gets the better hand. A young players WTA record should only come into question once they have started to play regularly on tour like Robson.
4. Even some of the best players in the past struggled to win games early. Transitioning can take a year. But usually once they get their first win, many more quickly come.
1. The last time I checked, AVU had won her last 6 matches and 10 of the last 12. It was obvious throughout this summer that Alison wasn't focused on her 25k matches. It was never a concern to me. She had already proven she was capable of playing at a higher level than that.
2, Donna's run, is one tournament that is out of context with the rest of her year. But please don't twist my words. I state very clearly that I believe Donna has a much potential as anyone on the tour right now and I acknowledge I might be a bit cautious suggesting she isn't quite ready yet. I wish her well and we will see how next year pans out. On balence I still don't think she is quite ready to compete week in, week out at WTA level yet, but we will see.
3. Alison has played 9 top 100 players. She won 5 of those matches. So are you saying that she got lucky 5 times? Contrast Barty has played ten sets against top 100 players, lost them all and won more than 2 games in a set just twice. If you want to ignore these results, be my guest, I don't care.
4. Again, same thing. Can you distinguish between "not ready yet" and "never going to be ready"? If you actually read what I have said about Barty you would know I think on balance she probably has a good future. But her results do scream "I'm not ready yet". And if you think winning a bunch of matches against players ranked outside the top 200 says otherwise again, that's fine. I don't care. We will see next year.