Oh, and I think that she should try to end matches with lower ranked oponents faster (Goerges style) because it's tiring for her and in the final stages will count every aspect, especially playing with such high calibre players!
I think when she started the tournament she knew that the tournament for her will stop at Serena.
This , was a bonus for her. She was caught unprepared into the final . Where did i see the same thing again. Oh , lets remember
AO - QF Cibulkova
IW - SM Radwanska
Why ? because she makes low expectation. almost baby steps for her talent. When u have that , u can push to get more. She`s just not that hungry.
She always speak about a gs ( her favorite RG ) but she wants ( expects ) that in 2-3 years to come. Maybe never will. She must get those opportunities when they come. Nothing is free , nobody will leave a spot for a "dreamer".
And from what i think , at her ambitions is her problem. She just want those thing to come with time. How many examples are in the top 30 who hoped the same ? Hmm let me think Aga ? Pome ? Woz ?. And who took the chances when it offered ? Ana ! Kvitova ! Na Li. ( Leaving those Aces out of this, they are the supreme predators )
The difference in what i think without disrespect those 2 examples , she got the tools but they got the will. She just must find an equilibrium in wanting and waiting for that thing. Well , if a door is open Simona , enter , don`t think the person in the back will push u. No, they will walk over u to get to that open door before u.