Caro, Chrissie Fan and Jimmie.
Anyone who says it isn't an issue isn't a true Caro fan because you can't ignore that her game has got worse since she hooked-up with Rory.
Heh. That's a funny statement considering some of her self-proclaimed most loyal fans were viciously denying his influence and maybe still do. I've been saying that he's a major factor in her downfall ever since it started but nobody wanted to listen to me.
Now we are at a point where it simply can't be ignored anymore. Just look at her "preparation" for the season, aside from the Sao Paulo exho tennis didn't seem to play a role much. Instead she was on the golf course, vacationing etc.. the usual for the last 16 months.
She's keeping fit but that seems to be it, there simply seems to be no time for her to work on her game and her many shortcomings. She has a limited game and she would need to work extra hard to just to keep up with the others. Instead, she's lacking focus and it's costing her dearly. She isn't a talent like Kvitova who can afford to have shortcomings and still pull off decent matches. Dedication, focus and simply wanting it more than the others is what got her where she was. The moment she started focusing less on tennis she was bound to be doomed.
What baffles me is how she doesn't seem to react to any of this. She's still in "there's always next week" mode, hoping that her problems will somehow go away if she just keeps doing what she's doing and she'll magically turn into late-2010 Caro again. Her 2012 season was as much a wakeup call as it gets, dropping from #1 to barely #10. But looking at how she prepared for the season I don't think she's seeing the urgency.