Since defeating Serena Williams in the final of Roland Garros to win her first Grand Slam the Spaniard has struggled to find any momentum having won just ten of her last eighteen matches on the tour following her latest defeat to the inform Petra Kvitova in Beijing losing 6-1 6-4 to the recent Wuhan champion.
Facing Kvitova in this form was always going to be a difficult challenge but to challenge at the top again you need that type of win just to give yourself that momentum to keep going from now until the end of the season.
The target now for Garbine has to be securing that place in Singapore, there are only three places left and she is currently occupying one of the three positions and will be hoping Keys, Konta or Kvitova don’t end up in the final on the weekend as other it could get a bit tricky for the French Open champion.
I think part of the issue could be that struggle to reacting to winning a major which we have seen so many times and suddenly expectations are like nothing else! She needs maybe just some time away before Singapore and do her thing from the baseline.