Re: The Sofa: for off topic chat.
The slam results were perfectly good last year, 3R, 4R, 3R and hence next year could definitely be worse, but outside of them it was pretty thin pickings. One QF all year which came at what was (I think) her penultimate tournie and a couple of 1R losing streaks. I agree she must reduce the difference between her top and bottom levels, hopefully through raising her minimum rather than reducing her max!
And yes I agree, losing sucks but as long as your (relatively) injury free (and don't suddenly retire!) nothing is ever too bad.