I think it would be very interesting to be inside Kim's head right now and to know what she really thinks about all of this. If she honestly doesn't believe she choked, that's a great thing for her. If she just said that for the media, though, I'd love to know if she thinks it was all her, or if it was part her and part Serena.
With some of the things that have come out in the press, I think how she bounces back in the next few weeks is going to be very important. If she keeps up her high level of play, once again, good for her. If she loses a few matches, though, it could be interesting.
In all honesty, though, I'm not really that worried about her. I think that, even if she has a few difficulties, having the support group she does (Is there anyone in that group who wasn't a decent athlete at some point?) will be a great help to her.
On a side note: I know that people give her father a hard time, sometimes, but I think that right now, if she has any doubts in her mind about this match, then he's going to have to be the one to help her through it.
And I agree wholeheartedly that some members of the media are being far too harsh with her. Kim is still only nineteen for goodness sake; give her a break. The Jana Novotna comparisons were not at all necessary. She blew a big lead, so what? Every other player out there has done the same thing at one point or another. I think that people forget this, because she's so good, but Kim's only been on tour since the middle of '99. That's just three-and-a-half years. How many other players have been able to do what she's done in that amount of time? When compared with Serena and Venus, she's not that experienced. Give her a little more time. This wasn't meant to be her tournament, but I honestly think that her time is going to come, and I think it will be sooner, rather than later.