Re: Serena: I stayed at a two out of a 10, and I can't play that low.''
The Serena that I saw in Brisbane played on another world, this time she played great but there were obviously mistakes. Then again she did play in the final, and it was Vika not a scrub player so the mentality is different, and therefore the confidence is not at your peak. ALso its very difficult to play at you peak all the time, you may have excellent form, then suddenly you ask why am i making these mistakes? And ofc credit to Vika, you could also make the argument that Vika made her make these mistakes.
At the end of the day its the result that counts, the same reasons attributed to Serena loss could also be given to Vikas loss in the past. If you play so much games there is therefore the variance factor.