Kvitova and Na Li Lose in First Round at U.S. Open
First-time Grand Slam champions, Na Li, the 2011 French Open champion, and Petra Kvitova, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, were both upset in the first round of the 2011 U.S. Open. Both players have played well at the U.S. Open in the past, but poorly since winning
Consistency at the majors is ultimately what differentiates the very best players. These champions, such as Roger Federer on the men’s side the past several years, manage to not only stay healthy and motivated, but also win on a regular basis. Federer’s record of reaching Grand Slam semis and quarters is incredible and unlikely to be repeated by a man or woman in the future. Kvitova and Li will hopefully find their form before the next Grand Slam down under at the 2012 Australian Open and pick up where they left off this past spring.