yeah, i just read your post #444, so haven't quite thought about Mr. Csersonek, but still bit surprised on your upset though
all around player i mean the proven ability to deal with different situations, not just theoretically, or just her tennis, yes she has the game that theoretically could translate into all courts, but don't you think that something has been preventing her to complete that transfer this year? the asthma, the wind, or other things unexpected, distraction? we don't even know yet
that's why i'm feeling premier or not is not a big deal at least for the year 2012, it's more of something outside of her tennis, and since her last outdoor match was in Beijing which she did not play very well, i see no sign she would be more consistent next year in this sense
TBH, consistency only reminds of Vika or Bepa, so I really fear Petra would lose what's made her so special pursuing being consistent in North America and Asia
maybe i'm the only one who is not that impressed by her winning streak since Linz
and i do not think it is easy to maintain her performance next year (mainly in the SFs, finals and indoors), let alone improvement (i will not count reaching R3 in IW next year as an improvement)
Why do you keep saying I'm upset. It was a discussion and a point of view I gave Petronius.
I don't worry about Petra not doing well in North American and Asian hardcourts in 2012, as you do; cause I definitely feel she'll do better.
If she can't play outside, then why does she win on outdoor clay, grass and other outdoor hardcourts? That's silly to think she can't win on outdoor hardcourts?
If you look at the past season, Petra stumbled during times of the year, after she had major success, she's never had before. After winning Brisbane, Australian quarterfinal and Paris Indoors earlier this year, she struggled. The same way she struggled, after she won Wimbledon last year and this year.
Petra was out of form after Wimbledon. She didn't play for about two months. Her two losses to Petkovic in two consecutive tournaments, thwarted her achieving any confidence or good form. But watching her play Linz, Istanbul and Fed Cup, she definitely has the game to win on outdoor hardcourts, cause the courts she played on were very slow and she had to adapt her game to them. If you noticed, she played a totally different game on those indoor hadrcourts than she did at Wimbledon for example (or previous outdoor hardcourts tournaments leading up to them).
As far as her Asthma? I'm not worried about that yet. Indian Wells, for example is in the desert, so their shouldn't be any humidity or allergy issues there. Petra made the 4th round of the US Open in 2009 when she was a much worse player, than she is now. Why did she do so well there, if the situation is so terrible? This situation is still very fluid, over-emphasized and unknown, for someone so early in their career. If she wins some of these tournaments next year, no one will talk about it anymore. So I'm not sure what you're so convinced of at this stage. But OK. You're entitled.
As far as Asia, Petra was in midform in Tokyo. I'm sure if she was in her Linz form, she would of won the tournament (cause she would of had the confidence to withstand Vera Z's comeback, like she did at Linz).
And as far as her all around improvements, if you haven't noticed her growth in her level of strategy, variety, moving forward/net coverage, etc., then I don't know what to tell you. It's very simple, if Petra maintains the tactics she used in the indoor courts on the outdoor courts next year, she should win plenty more games. Even if you account for the Asthma, to my knowledge, only Cincinnati is clearly a tough city. There should be plenty others where she should play well, using similar tactics (or net coverage, variety, change of pace, top spin, angles, etc.).
We'll see, and agree to disagree.