Objectively Simona, Serena didn't even break her serve once and made some rather "unplayable" types of shots under pressure that Serena could only applaud.
Then Bianca. Pretty good serving and hitting till that 5-1 moment. Serena wasn't half bad off the ground but couldn't outpace her for most of the match. You also felt Serena was on a mission and nearly levelled it in the first but Bianca tore it away.
Naomi. Very stern really. I never felt Serena got on a gear.
Kerber. A very raw Serena in this one, movement was off and she was very erratic.
Well Osaka and Kerber caught Serena in a very tough moment so their wins were expected, Serena was a mess in those finals
2019 though, an entire different story. Serena is playing great but she was bested by 2 incredible players. I will have to answer Halep because she trampled the American so hard in the final that Serena looked like she forget what her name was. Andreescu comes in a close second with a very solid match, serving good, good returns and powerful forehands
But Osaka also got a game from the chair, thats why I put her 3rd. She didnt have to break. The chair ump gave her a break, thanks to patricks cheating and Serena's nagging and insulting Ramos about the warning