I don't like that she isn't publicly humble, but her assessment is right
Navratilova would be a nightmare match-up for Serena even at her best on quick courts. She loved to absorb pace, and her slice and volleys would've just thrown Serena completely off. My sense is Navratilova would be easily better than 2002 Serena on grass, would've been a close 3-setter on quick hardcourts (like Navratilova said) with either having a chance of winning, although Serena would probably have been comfortably the better player on slow hardcourts.
Her confidence in herself is one of the things I like about Nav.
She gave detailed gameplan on how she would play Serena.
Well I remember what Vera said after the Wimb final last year
" Serena did not allow me to play my game "
Talking about your gameplan is one thing, Doing it is quite another.
1. Do you think back in her hey day 30+ years ago Martina ever
saw a 118mph serve from one of her opponets. Serena has averaged that
and she can hit it anywhere in box with the same motion. Guessing game
before you absorb the pace you have to get your raquet on it.
2. Just because Serena doesn't play a lot of Serve, volley and play the
net does not mean she can't. You don't win 14 gs dbls without being
able to do that. Serena does what it takes to win. In some of her recent
matches I've seen her hit dropshots and lobs...successfully.
3. As to slices, Justine is a great slicer and she did a lot of that
in the AO final last year. Serena also hit some slices. And we all know
how that one turned out.
Nav was a great player and I respect her for what she did in her time
but beat Serena....I don't think so.
I would love to see Nav play Justine. It would be a better matchup
for her. But if She could keep her focus and play her best...I
think Justine would win.