Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sailing my ship
I wouldn't necessarily say that Chanda has regressed. Yes, her performance at Wimbledon was a disappointment, but she has had some very good results this year.
In Australia, she made the fourth round and lost in a three setter to Myskina, who is a good Russian player ranked in the top ten. She made it to two tier 1 semifinals losing only to Clijsters and Capriati. She repeated as the Eastbourne champion and won Madrid. She also made the quarterfinals of Adidas, Pacific Life Open (IW), French Open and Stanford. Those are good consistent results across a seven month span. Chanda was unable to defend her LA title due to injury and has not played a match since Stanford. As a rule, Chanda is typically slow to recover from injury timeouts, so her loss wasn't a real surprise to me.
So looking at her record, I wouldn't say she has regressed at all. Yes, she has had some disappointments this year, but that is to be expected during a long tennis season.