Re: Sydney R1: Dominika Cibulkova d. Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1
It would be extremely premature and foolish to start writing obituaries about Petra Kvitova's tennis career. She still potentially has a tremendous tennis career ahead of her. Many careers go through plenty of ups and downs and you can't always play your best. But it is clear Petra is currently very out of shape and in the short term, well, she is in a lot of trouble. She will go into the Australian Open as easily the most vulnerable of all the players currently in the top 10.
Still, this match might be the wake up call she needs, and given a couple of months there is no reason she can't get thing back on track. But that isn't a given either, and without a lot of work it is very hard to see her keeping her place in the top 10 for much longer.