So in my book - this is looking very promising - and I cant wait to follow her the rest of this season!
I think the next few months on clay will tell more of the story.
If you win a lot of matches and dont win a major, you get criticised.
Safina in 12 months was in 3 slam finals and an Olympic Gold medal match.
And she gets criticised, like something was wrong with her.
Caroline won 12 tournaments in 2010 & 2011 without getting to a slam final either year.
In sports, a lot of people think championships matter. Moreso than great results leading to the big events.
LeBron James took a ton of criticisms, until he won titles.
Criticism by some of the media is not like a major injury. Its not an excuse to never win a title anymore