Originally Posted by marineblue
She wasn't caving to anything, just wanted to try to add to her game. There she was as no.1 and winning many events and she wanted to add some slams to her resume,of course. It's only normal to try improve to do so, how can you consider that a caving? All of the players are trying to improve their games to stay ahead of the competition.
Getting the old game back on the level as it was before could help her although we don't know how that would work out against the top players. IMO, certainly better than what she tried to do in 2012
. With the old game she was not so error-prone and when she went for winners she hit more of 'safe' shots. She's won some tough matches this season by managing to cut down the errors(eg vs Bartoli; Lisicki). This could be a starting point for her she could build on.
I think she changed her game in a way that couldnt be successful. Her opponents attack her forehand, thats her weaker side. To just start getting wild on that side was crazy, and gave her opponents what they needed to beat her. It wasnt the way to improve her game. She had to stay consistent while she was trying to improve, because that is what she does best. She plays defense and attacks when there are openings.
But that was August 2011. Now its well into 2013 and she only reached one SF (a tier 2 with many withdrawals) in 6 tournaments.
Thats not improving. So there's plenty to worry about, if we ever hope to see her in a slam final again, or #1 again.
Not having a coach and not being motivated is a killer combination. She still has to show she's motivated. Has to be more than an early round match
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