Originally Posted by Protoss
Their best match was probably the Hopman Cup exhibition match last year.
I find it hard to imagine a premier 5 let alone a slam being won without at least one of those players having to be beaten along the way. Last year those four either won or were beaten along the way by the eventual winner in 14 of the 15 biggest tournaments (premier 5s, premier mandatories, Olympics, Yec, and the slams). If you include Aga, it's 15 out of 15 tournaments. So if Caro can't figure out a way to beat these players, her chances of winning a big title again are very small.
When you consider where she was from August, 2010 to April, 2011 I can certainly understand why it is frustrating that she can't seem to break through and get a win over one of the top four but you also need to realise how far she has fallen since her peak. The fact that in the last two tournaments she got as far as playing a top ten player has to be seen as real progress. If she can keep doing that she will get a better idea of what she needs to do to beat them and hopefully break through to another biggish final. As others have pointed out losing to Agnieszka and Petra is much preferable to some of the first and second round exits she has gone through over the last fifteen or so months.
We have to wait and see if she can sustain these results or if this is temporary but if she can keep this level of play up good things are likely going to happen for her eventually.