Re: If Justine wins the final......
Serena will go as the favorite. Her record against Justine on hard courts speaks for itself. I didn't watch today's match against Peer, but I'm pretty sure she'll bring it against Justine.
Justine still has a lot to prove against the big hitters on fast surfaces. She improved a lot in the last 2 years, and this is the real test to see where she does measure up against big hitters on a hard court.
Anyway, for Justine to win this match, she's got to avoid in any way possible trading blows with Serena from the baseline, cause 7/10, she'll end up losing, just like what happened in the US open final against Maria. She needs to vary it as much as possible, and keep Serena on her toes. Throw in a lot of slices, and come to the net and serve and volley to keep the pressure on. The key for her, other than the serve obviously, is to avoid being overpowered from the first couple of shots (just like what happens with Maria against Serena), and try to draw in Serena into rallys. Ofcourse, it's easier said than done, but the difference between Justine and Maria is that Justine has a MUCH better defense, so it won't be easy to dominate her.
Definitely looking forward to this.