Yep, having Serena back and in good form is a good thing, contrary to how the tennis media is trying to spin it into a negative reflection on the tour. I saw that coming a mile away. I knew if Serena won, especially if she won comfortably, they would be out in force with their "what does that say about the women's tour?" comments, conveniently ignoring the tough matches Serena had earlier, or the fact that she lives with one of the best 5 players in the world (great sparring partner), or any dropoff in Dementieva's performance level. Newsflash: when the favorite plays well, and the underdog doesn't, you get one-sided matches. On BOTH tours. It's just that one of them doesn't get every such instance held up as some sort of condemnation.
Did anyone catch the idiocy from MacAtee? He did one of those "what does it say...?" spiels about Dementieva's play in the final and her ranking. Hello! She didn't get to the top 8 by playing like that. If she played like that every day, she'd be nowhere near the top 8. (Did he even watch the match with Venus?) Maybe the networks ought to consider hiring... oh... someone that actually follows the sport.
I've always said that having a great player return and play well is a good thing. It was good when Monica did it, and it's good to see Serena do it. And it will only get better as more of the wounded warriors rejoin the fray.