Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
I said this in the Federer and Murray thread but I really think Gaby's decline and eventual extinction as a serious contender at the very top of the womens game was in 3 phases:
I don't quote all the post since it's quite long, but yes, that's how I've seen it for years as well.
In 1991, she knew that she had missed her chance to be number one.
In 1992, after the Seles match, it was obvious for everyone that as good as she could play, she couldn't finish the big matches against players like Graf or Seles who had such a killer instinct. She couldn't raise her game at the most crucial moments of those matches.
In 1993, she already lacked enthusiasm, but it could have come back without that catastrophe.