Even Dream Petra flopped hard matches vs nobody with ideal conditions, so don't act like she was untouchable, she always struggled with not ideal condition with a player who can fight back.I don't make excuses, i'm just disappointed with this loss cause Flopson done nothing, Petra gave mach away to her. If you recall, i was saying that she stashed her best tennis for AO because of this i'm even more disappointed. I only overhype my KvittyGOAT who's indoor GOAT on other surfaces i don't expect alot. Also, i'm fully aware that this is just start of the year and you can't judge year end results or write off player because of this, on top of that she has new fitness coach and completely different regime, sometimes players need more time to adapt and grow relationship with a coach to start producing results.
On the other hand, You all act like Petra was some high profile junior who stormed into pro tour beat everybody convincingly playing flawlessly then suddenly went downhill i.e having sky level expectations from her. She wasn't high profile junior, never had long stretches of GOATness compared to Serena or even Sharapova, Petra didn't beat any real top players consistently, she beat few here and there, Petra always had Up and Down results. Maybe you should have slightly lower level of expectation and don't expect her to play any single match flawlessly?
So what? at least i believe in her even when she's not producing, glorying for your fave when they have result anybody can do this but can you stay with a fave when they not producing? I'm wondering who can live up to his word after saying that they're done with Petra but i bet you all will be back the moment she wins and all gone moment she loses after it. I better be delusional then the other way around.
Once again, too many excuses.
There is something called career progression.
Petra makes top 50 and wins 1st WTA tournament at age 18.
Petra made 2010 Wimby semi-final, makes top 30, at age 20.
Petra wins 2011 Wimby, ends year at number 2, and wins 6 tournaments at age 21.
Petra makes slam semi's 2X, quarter 1X, and 4th rd 1X, wins two tournaments at age 22.
In 2012 (still at age 22), not so well, not so much.
The progression has halted, even against worst opponents.
Petra's level of play and consistency, is now comparable to her 2010 levels, hopefully not worse.
That's the problem. At least at the moment, she's in a decline.