Originally Posted by Protoss
This not losing to non-contenders is way too high a standard for Caro off a hard court.
Caro is not a top 15 player on red clay.
If Caro can avoid losing to players ranked outside the top 30 (maybe top 50) on red clay, then I'd say that's meeting expectations.
I know you are right, ultimately I just want to see some improvement. Ranking the players on red clay is difficult, but Vinci probably isn't even in the second tier of contenders.
Meeting expectations that may be, but if she does only that she will probably find herself in bad shape in the race to Istanbul come the USO hard court season.