Originally Posted by Excelscior
Which is my point, exactly. Just because a surface suits Petra and/or she has historical results, it doesn't mean you can count on it. Petra's form, confidence and focus have to all be hand in hand.
I remember reading some interview where she mentioned her confidence on NA HC being really low, despite having just won Montréal, so she played all 900000 US Open series weeks...which resulted in her being exhausted by 4R of US Open.
Form/confidence/focus/conditions/etc... it's quite a delicate balance isn't it
but she has never struck me as a Serena-type who plays her best tennis under pressure.