Originally Posted by Excelscior
The overwhelming majority of Petra's losses last year (whether healthy, sick, injured, etc.) were against top top 10, 20, 40 players.
The two worst losses she had (if you go by Pervak's ranking), where against Hredecka and Venus Williams. Lucie H. was ranked 105 and and Venus 134.
Comparatively speaking to Pervak (besides Petra dealing with playing against her friend and teammate--Lucie H., and battling the Miami Asthma against Venus): These two can hit any body off the court on a good day (especially if you're not playing well). No embarrassment there, in that respect.
Caro's situation is totally different. She's getting hit of the court by players with little to no offense, regardless of their ranking, when she's completely healthy (unlike Petra last year, who's worst losses to higher ranked opponents--mind you, coincided with various illnesses).
Caro had trouble with her knees last year (or at least she says so). I don't see the big difference, Ksenia has been ranked in top 40 too last year and has fallen down the rankings due to injuries ( or at least other people here say so). Look at the hard facts, Petra is ranked 8th, Caro 10th, both have work to do , there's no way around it however much you like to twist it.