Originally Posted by nectar69
I completely disagree. I think this was a real positive for Maria when you look at the big picture. This was closer than she's come to beating Serena in a long time. She now knows for sure she can at least take a set from her. I still think on red clay Maria can beat Serena. Serena's weapons aren't as strong on clay, and it's clearly her weakest surface. And Maria has become a really good clay-courter. I would much rather see Maria beat Serena at the French Open than in Miami. I am very proud of Maria today. Another final of a tournament. She's having a great year and we should all be happy and proud of her! We're just lucky and fortunate that Maria's playing and we get to watch her play. She won't be playing forever.
and also Rena seems to have become much weaker in finals nowadays.