I'm a fan of both Petra and Maria, my hopes are that they keep Wimbledon and OG titles between the two of them.
Well, I think what most people don't realize is (knock on woood), you can have a situation where Vika wins 4 titles during the hardcourt season with a major; Sharapova wins 3 clay titles with a major; and Petra could win 3 grass court titles, with a major and Olympic Gold, the first 8mos of the year.
So you DO WANT Petra to win both WIMBY and THE OLYMPICS, cause if she does; not only will she have had a great year, but she would be in the running for Player Of The Year (as a matter of fact, based that scenario by the Olympics, it would be between Petra and Maria, and not the fading Vika). Petra can make the next two months HER SEASON, as Vika and Sharapova made the hardcourt and clay season theirs.
And Remember, Petra could still pick up some indoor titles, Tokyo (a fast outdoor hardcourt where she made the semi's last year), and the indoor YEC championship.
So the years not over for Petra yet by a long shot. Up until now, a different player (or two different players if you include Errani) has dominated each part of the WTA tennis season. Petra can be the next. And from that point on, anything can happen/the gloves are off.
I hope Petra and her people realize this?
As far as GM. I usually congratulate the opponent, and give my overview of a Petra match, no matter how bad I felt about the loss. But not this time. Maria's blatant cheating wouldn't allow me to say anything nice about her. So I decided stay away altogether, if I have nothing good to say, like the old saying (and not be perceived as a out of touch whiner). But I was fine and accepted the loss as it happened.
No Biggie. Onward!!