1.) Serena's serve remains as one of the best shots of all-time. It has won her a lot of majors, particularly the majors (AOs, Wimbledon 09) where she has to dig and scrap her way to the finals. 12 aces, 94% winning % on her 1st serve, 71% on the second serve in the final. Superb. GOAT-like.
2.) Venus' knee DEFINITELY affected her play in today's final, especially after the first set. She was clearly hampered by it on serve and at the back of the court. You are in denial if you don't think she was affected by some sort of knee injury. Venus was not at her best today.
3.) Serena's tougher path throughout the tournament helped her in the final against Venus. Played the bigger points better, although there were few crucial moments. Venus was never tested en route to the final and I think the fact that Serena dug out of that SF helped her mentally in the final.
4.) It would be foolish to count Venus out for the rest of the season. I can't even count how many times either Williams sister has been counted out during their lengthy careers, only to silence their detractors later on. People counted Venus out after Wimbledon/USO last year and she had a great fall and eventually won the YEC. She played well in Dubai and won a clay court title this year and pushed Safina in Rome. Never
count out a Williams sister.
5.) Serena is the real #1. Best fighter/clutch player this game has ever seen.
6.) STEP TO THIS.