Originally Posted by angliru
What I wanted to say was: It's quite remarkable how Caro was once such a merciless player when facing lower ranked opponents. 66-4 is outstanding (and it really should be 66-3). That was then...
She doesn't seem to have that kind of focus or determination anymore.
Thats what people were saying in GM. That after a short amount of time, players like Caroline and Jankovic cannot keep being that successful with that style of play.
Its not just that Caroline & Jankovic dropped from the very elite. Its the way they so quickly became nonfactors at majors.
But very few players stay at the top for years. Kvitova has weapons, and she hasnt been contending recently either.
Its very hard when you have made a lot of money, have all the material things you wanted, to keep that relentless focus.
I understand it. Once you made that money, you want to enjoy your success, and not force yourself constantly, like you did when you were on the way up
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter....
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there
Enjoy This Moment!!
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