Guys, i think we'll just have to accept that Slava probs won't live up to her potential. Not mentally strong enough and too inconsistent. Some of you probs thought that a while a go, but i think i'll just have to accept it now. On other forums (non tennis related) i have stuck up for her time and time again, but she isn't backing me up
Shame, because she's talented. But she just can't seem to be able to use it to it's fullest. I think she doesn't realise that she's talented, and she won't get anywhere with her mental strength. A 6 year old kid is mentally tougher than her. If this was football, she'll be the last person i would want to take a penalty in a shootout.
Some of you may think it's a kneejerk reaction, but tbh she's been crap since The Olympics. I can't name one time where's she's shown that sort of form except the first 6 games against Kirilenko. It's become painfull to watch or even follow on the scoreboard. I still have faith in her to live up to that potential, but that is very slight at best. Luckily she still has time to change that around, especially next week in Hobart where she's 3rd seed and apart of a weak field.
I still love the woman though, and i'll still support her, no matter what.