Caroline just had 2 very ordinary draws and lost early. So this is something different. After she lost in round 3 to Kanepi, she didnt win a match for 2 months. So getting a soft first 2 rounds didnt help her. Playing someone who is having an awful day, like her one win this year vs URad, just masks the problems that she's having.
She & her dad have to look at every facet of her practice sessions. The goal is not to work hard in practice then underachieve in matches.
Thats been happening for too long now. Might be for the rest of her career if they dont figure out how to make her practices a way to improve her game
Caro's two previous matches against Pervak had been tough and Kuznetsova has been tough in a lot of their previous matches. So I these players as at least somewhat challenging draws.
Good defenders and big servers tend to give Caro problems even when she's in a lot better form.
If Caro is to find her way back to good form, she's gonna have to grind a lot (in the mental sense) and she's probably gonna need some help from her opponents.
An opponent having an awful day gives Caro a lot better chance of winning and getting to play another match where she can keep on trying to find her rhythm.
She only played two tournaments in those two months.
Her scheduling was actually her norm for that period of the year.
Yah, her practices need to closely examined. Perhaps they could bring in some sort of consultant to watch a few practice sessions and make some recommendations.