Originally Posted by tennnisfannn
Although serena is still struggling, she has only lost to players like Jen, Lindsay and maria. So far she has stuggled but gotten past the likes of jen, amelie, dementieva, vera and svetlana. For one who was out for so long she is going incredibly well, she may not win with ease but she definitely will.
You're right, tennnisfannn, I think we do forget some of the quality opponents Serena has beaten this season. It's probably just the couple of straight set losses in finals recently that have fans worried, but I'd say as far as a comeback goes, Serena's doing well so far. She just needs to improve her footwork and gain enough confidence to be aggressive in more of the rallies.
I think Bovina may be a challenge. Of course, with Elena, I never know when she'll play well or be absolutely awful
. If she's in form, which her last two matches seem to suggest, she could conceivably win this. Her groundstrokes are deadly when she's on, and she has an efficient transition game, getting to net and putting away volleys with nice touch. However, my guess would be that Serena will prevail today in a relatively close match... maybe 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.