You may be right. I'm just saying that a new coach can't hurt. Maybe the new coach will make some improvements to her game which will make her win which will make her more confident which will make her mentally tougher and be able to close matches out. That's a lot of ifs though. At this point in her career, what does she have to lose? She's played it safe for the last 2 years and look how that's served her. She probably can't play much worse than against Giorgi, so why not kick the tires on a new and proven coach? She says her main goal is to win majors; she's certainly not winning any majors with the way she's playing now, so she has absolutely nothing to lose. That's the only thing she's missing, so why not go all out in her quest for it?
Even though Caroline's career is in turmoil, I have no doubt she's working hard. Just watching that match she lost to the qualifier, she was running after every ball she could, and she looks fitter than ever,
But whatever she used to do to be #1 and a slam contender, either she cant do it anymore, or it doesnt work anymore.
And when she tries to be more aggressive, like with her forehand, she makes too many unforced errors. When she comes to net, she gives away too many points.
I agree that she should try a full time coach, because staying like this, each year she seems to get worse and worse.
I thought she was awful in 2012 because I was comparing it to when she was #1.
But 2012 was much better than this year. She left Miami 2012 with a win over Serena & 4-6 in the 3rd loss to Sharapova.
Her best 2013 event she lost 2-6, 2-6 to Sharapova.
So I'm in favor of trying a coach, but I'm sure she works hard now, even though her career is falling apart, and maybe already finished as a serious contender at big events