Believe or not, but since June of 2009 Bojana Jovanovski played 22 months in the row without pause (every month at least one event, including 10 ITF tournaments from 2009-10 July, November and December where nobody playing). She push herself to do limits, and like in 2010 paycheck coming during this post-Australian part of HC season. She has obviously right now big problem with FATIGUE which symptoms are to not feel comfortable on court and footwork and basic shots (serve especially) is not like it used to be. Here is how such change is reflected on players results.
2011 start for Bojana:
Opening four events (+FC):
Wins: #19, #22, #24, #64, #84, #85, #94, #117, #138, #139 (all 3 TOP25 wins in straight sets)
Loses: #2, #11, #21, #25 (all loses is vs TOP25 opponents and all 4 is in three sets)
Last three events:
Wins: #95, #116, #123, #184, #187 (only one straight set wins)
Loses: #91, #120, #172 (only one three setter)
So from player which beat all non-TOP25 opponents (and vs TOP25 won 10 out of 18 sets!) Bojana so fast mutate into player which is not even able to face some TOP90 opponent, losing 10 out of 21 set which she played despite almost all this opponents are qualifiers or WC's. Let's hope she will done with this already in Miami and back amazing shape from Australia.
^^^ same explanation for IW works also for Miami. Its nothing with her mentality, bad coaching, strong opponents or whatever. Its pure biology
This is expected punishment for player which playing 22 months in the row without pause. This is pay-check for hers decision to play challengers in late october, november and december instead pause and classic off-season preparations. Same thing she do during 2009 off-season so in february-march of 2010 she barely beat anybody. But in 2009 she have many reasons to play during off-season and to improve in rankings into TOP150. In 2010 there is no any rational reason to do that when she is already TOP80 player in the world.
Fatal mistake with schedule... nothing else... She (and we) now just need to be patient... Hers body will be soon again in control of hers mind, and she will feel her shots once again. Its not injury but fatigue, so lets hope she will be 100% ready since start of clay season.