Her year was statistically impressive but underwhelming in actuality. She just got bageled in a grand slam. That's going to hurt. As a Maria fan, I desperately tried to convince myself that one match didn't matter, that it wouldn't impact her past Oz...but it did. Maria didn't recover from that beat down until November. I don't think Justine's going to have a great year this year.
Firstly, let's get one thing straight. Justine has won seven slams. How likely is she about to let this affect her? She's game enough to say "too good" when you beat her, just like she said Marion was too good at Wimbledon. Justine is not weak. Justine has won four French Open titles. She has the versatility to beat everyone on any surface, except maybe grass but albeit having the worst record there, damn she's pretty good on grass as well.
Compare this with Maria, whose shoulder problems plagued her 2007 year. Not only this but there was always a feeling that if there was a player the Williams sisters were out to get, it was always Maria. Maria was pretty much haunted by the beatdowns she got from Venus at Wimbledon, from Serena at AO and IW. She was battling her own demons - it was as if everytime she served she thought Radwanska would suddenly pelt the ball back a la Serena/Venus.
Yes, Maria played well but don't go about assuming that someone with as awesome a record as Justine is going to be affected by this loss. Serena got a beatdown at Wimbledon from Maria, only to rebound back two slams later to win the Australian Open. That's the champion's mentality: the belief that you ARE the best, even if you get beaten from time to time. Get a grip, honestly. You're a delusional Maria fan; I like Maria, don't get me wrong, but I'm not going to say that she's invincible just because she beat Justine. If going 70-5 in a non-calendar year is "underwhelming", and if you're going to say that Justine will be affected terribly by this loss, I'm sorry but you are sorely mistaken. Because there is still no doubt that Justine is the best player in the world.
Oh, and this is the knockout blow to your theory of Justine not having a good year. This time last year, Justine came out of one of the most traumatic and saddening moments of her life when she divorced her husband, and came back strong as ever to beat the crap out of the tour the rest of the year. Now how does this compare to getting a comprehensive loss to Maria? Game set match.