Did any of you think about how similar today's final was to Stosur's SF (until the last half set)?
Ana/Caro plays an excellent first set, breaking 3 for 1 and taking the set 6-2. The second set is even most of the way, neither player managing to pull away until the last two games where Stosur closes it out with a break and a hold. Stosur continues the good rhytm in the early part of set 3, goes up a break and serves at 3-2.
At this point in the match, Ana gave up. You could tell from her body language that she no longer believed she could win. She seemed to get a small injury at this point, but I think she would have lost regardless. Ana almost never shows the necessary mental strength to turn a match around against a high ranked opponent when the tide is against her. Caro used to have that mental strength, then she lost it for a period and now she may have regained it. At least she did today. Instead of giving up, she dug in, evened the match and eventually pulled ahead in the last game.