the contradiction is that even though serena has the mental edge, venus is at the same level as her. therefore the serena slam can't be a sure thing because mentality can change at any moment and don't forget it is a new season so venus could be saying to herslef forget about the last season and she may start out fresh and as confident as ever. it is not a sure thing. who knows serena might playing very badly next year as may any other player. just because she is at the level she is now doesn't mean she'll be at that level next season.
Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.
also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.