Petra, Petra, Petra...
The only advantage that I have is that I'm too busy right now to follow tennis on a consistent basis
but it seems nothing has changed for her. I have no idea if she's in a mini-slump, advanced-slump or just totally done at 21-22 [whatever age she's given by the WTA] but I really hope she gets her stuff together again.
People talk about fitness (the most obvious thing they think they can see from where they are to speculate on her various Mayan's end-of-the-Petra's-world) but is Petra for example eager enough like she was in the YEC or in Linz 2011 to go on the drawing board and work 'other' winning strategies ? She's become that lazy nowadays ?
She can slice, drop-shot, play controlled-offensive tennis, transition forward... -- her post-Wimbledon slump resulted into on-court tactical changes and this is how she won Linz playing the most varied/complete tennis you'd ever seen from her ; in the YEC she [they] decided to charge the net a lot... she definitively has the talent to explore other domains than just brutal power. Does her actual coach self encourage her to do so ?
The rare times where Petra thought tactical-tennis, she was alone without her coach, no ?
Even if Petra had thoroughly worked her fitness in the off-season, considering she isn't a natural athlete, this would take years before everything comes neatly into place -- she really really needs to find an alternative game-plan to her A-game, it could be slicing her backhand ala Vinci every time in difficult times or hitting her strokes with more spin and considerably less power but at least winning is the only thing that would count.
Losing to Cibulkova 1 & 1 is simply just as bad as it gets -- I'm not even going to predict anything for her, at this stage it's just wait and see how she makes things unfold because this is taking 'Ivanovic-ian'
proportions in terms of career derailment -- we're already a year away from Petra's peak almost 2 now -- time flies fast and 2011 seems already so much like yesterday, though, Petra would have had a 2 year 'peak/prime' in comparison to Nananovic's semi-year fluke (that was just to not call Bruce's attention).