Alex Not such a surprise she lost to a player who won a tournament last week
This is not an excuse. Cibulkova won Stanford two weeks ago and then lost in the first round in Carlsbad. And this is just one recent example out of many. Meeting a player who just won a tournament the way Rybarikova had (after long exhausting matches), who after winning that had to change locations so quickly, was supposed to be an advantage for Alex...
Pretty sure Rybarikova was dead tired today & she only won because Alex wasn't able to capitalize.
At the end of the day, taking 7 games to an in-form Rybarikova is actually a good result. But it's the way she lost that is kinda worrying, already blowing opportunities left and right. And she's not even back in the top 200.