Originally Posted by cocoblush
Just out of curiosity how badly did Vika play in early 2011 and what was done to fix it?
She lost early in Doha and Dubai and threatened to retire. She was unmotivated. What fixed it is generally believed to be her one-on-one with Grandmarenka. She told Vika that she should enjoy the job she has, that it's not as hard or difficult as a real job and that her life is much better than what she [Grandmarenka] had. In essence, that Vika should stop worrying about the big picture and focus on the little picture and enjoy the time she has as a professional athlete because it will be short lived.