we saw some promising stuff from her at the US . If she plays at the level she did in the last 2 sets against petra and most of the match against maria she should be able to storm through this field in a similar fashion as she did in osaka last year
well she's inconsistent as you said. Always has been and probably always will be. My main thing for her next year is to do better at the slams and notably wimbledonGreat post. I would also add making over $1.2 million as a high point.
Despite all the low points, it was a good season overall, certainly better than 08 and 10. I'm so happy she completed the career QF slam. Would've loved it if she had won that Paris final, but it was a very good match at least. She fought so hard.
I have mixed feelings about losing the top 10 spot right at the end. One on hand, she can play unlimited internationals (as mentioned that could serve her well in the clay season next year) but then she doesn't have the prestige of finishing the season in the top 10. I guess she's done it twice before anyway
Regarding 2013- I would love if she could have another good season and gain direct entry into the YEC next year for a change. She's come so close so many times- Just pipped to the post by Hantuchova in 07, Radwanska last year and was the second alternate this year, but she needs to stop having these horrible slumps.