Originally Posted by goldenlox
Yeah, we were spoiled by the amount of success she had, the amount of effort she put into her matches. Even thou she was #1, in a slam final, a point from a 2nd slam final, she still took criticism for not winning a major early in her career.
That always made for a lot of discussion. Now she's just not as successful as she was. Not as consistent.
Lot of critics predicted this fall, so maybe it was inevitable.
It was perhaps inevitable that there would come better players than she was in 2010-2011, but that she herself was a better player at 19 than at 22 is another matter. In other words, it was inevitable that Caroline would be no longer in the top three at this point, simply because Serena, Vika and Maria are better now than Caro was back then. But there's no reason why she now should be struggling to stay in the top 10.