Good to know! But you know Petra needs to work out more, right?
Petra needs to do a lot of things, and "working out more" is merely one of them it appears.
I think her problems this year are are multifaceted, and start in the head and the heart.
I'll give you an example; Petra's team claimed that she was out of kilter/form, and didn't train properly at the beginning of 2012--due to the Hredecka injury, right before 2012. OK. Let's say that was true.
Nonetheless, it didn't stop Petra from making the semi-finals of Sydney (and brainfarting), then making the Semi's of The Australian, and totally mentally collapsing. She also won Hopman with Berdych--before Sydney and Oz as well.
So yeah, some of these things may or may not be true. However, Petra's not playing at the same level, confidence, will and comfortability against the top players/tough matches this year, compared to last.
She had numerous chances against Sharapova. And whether she would have played better or not--with more conditioning or form, it doesn't take away from the fact that she blew numerous BP opportunities (poor mental, poor tactical-discipline ROS choices), and then totally mentally checked out/broke down during her last service game, when both were still on serve. Even Sharapova fans said, Petra should have won that match.
I'll give you another one. Petra moved her best this year (almost close to last year), and played her longest rally stretches, during the NA Hard Court Season, after many of us had called her fat, out of shape and everyone else's looming Pigeon in N America--numerous times? Why? Where did it come from (it wasn't just the inhaler)?
A lot of it comes from within--from Petra. The problem is, we don't know how she's going to feel about herself, the opponent, the Arena, The City, The Continent, her travel companions or The tournament promoter that day, regardless of her condition.
Yeah, Petra have may won some matches/annihilated some top opponents if she was in better shape and form this year. But that same level of dedication and confidence--while doing that, is also a barometer for how bad you want it. And during and after that third set in the Australian Open, Petra seemed like she wasn't willing to REALLY fight for it anymore--when things didn't go easy for her (except on select occasions or opponents). That's not always, solely a conditioning issue.
You'd be surprised. A player can rise above, recapture many good and forget about bad/nagging--things, when they have good confidence and results.
You make it sound so simple sometimes.