I dont think it was coaching. She's too good a player to go 3 majors with only 2 wins.
I think mentally she wasnt there for a lot of this year. Probably had a little to do with a new relationship, and maybe a little burnout.
She looked more involved mentally after the USO. But there was enough to have some reservations that she's back.
Next year will be very interesting. I think she can get to around #5 if she stays healthy. But to be who she was, holding 9 titles, deep runs almost every hardcourt major, this last 2012 match will make you wonder..
But now is a time of optimism, because she was in 3 finals in 5 tournaments
IMO there were several causes of her problems. I think coaching was a major one though. The other coaches´ way of approaching things was different from her ideas and in the end it just did not bring expected results. Maybe she was quite demotivated by some losses as well.
I think that next year they will try to get her form of 2010-2011 back. IF she does achieve that she could get higher within top 10. She was pretty consistent in the end of this year and if she keeps it up in 2013 she can achieve a lot bigger results.
No matter what coaches tell her, she is alone out there. She is the person winning or losing, going for shots or playing a little safer.
Caro can always find a tape of 2010 YEC or 2011 IW. There are plenty of tournaments where she played well & can watch how she played then.
She can definately do big things, just off her Moscow form. Hang in there, play focused tennis as much as you can.
But she has to play more like after the USO. She has to be mentally into it.
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