Originally Posted by Laver_Slam
And I think the best match of Serena Williams herself this year was against Maria in Brisbane, despite her poor serving the rest of her game was top level. Somehow this match had incredible rallies and they were the best I saw of all the tournaments played till now. After that match both Serena and Maria didn't produce this level and their form was poor in AO 2014 as was the case with Azarenka. The three of them showed their best tennis in Brisbane and after that was one hell of a fall.
You are right actually.
She (Serena) had just poor % of 1st serves in but otherwise her game was superb. And despite Maria making 8 DF's in this match, she actually served excelent! Her game was really awesome, she just didn't take all her chances.
And I dare to say Serena played a level worse in that final against Vika. If she would have play like in the semis, she would have beat Guest 2&3 imo...
That is also a reason why I was so positive after Brisbane! I am sure Maria with THAT game is almost unbeatable by anyone but Serena!