There's a danger of over-rating her performance last year (she lost a set to Radwanska
) and under-rating her this year. She was starting to play some really good stuff before the injury problem, and she was clearly unsettled going into the final.
She's not in the perfect physical condition as last year for sure, but as mentioned by Dghyletta it might have been a deliberate decision not to overwork her body
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