Horror Scene vs Eurotrashcu. May the best wig wins.
In the bolded. IF Ree keeps her nerves mostly in check and she can play from start to finish in the way she can still play, 24 is hers. Not that Bianca won't be in the match, she's tough. But then again, she really didn't have to be too tough vs Belinda who gave away so many chances to actually give herself a chance at this match--even with her dodgy play.Interesting match.
Too bad the Rogers Cup final ended in a Serena retirement so we can't really gauge how they will match-up in styles in just that 4 games played.
I don't know. Bianca hasn't looked very convincing all tournament with regard to her level of play (even she admitted this in her post-QF press conference), but she's been showing a lot of determination, grit, and mental strength. That'll take her a long way, but I'm not sure if that alone would be enough to beat Serena in a USO final.
Then of course Serena - if she plays well, we know she's very hard to beat. But then again, she has been a nervous wreck in her past three GS finals and her footwork has gotten from bad to worse in those three finals. Plus, she has those demons from the final here last year.
Honestly, everything depends on Serena's mental state. If she's a nervous mess, Bianca wins in easy two; but if she's focused and not thinking about 24 and just playing the ball, then it'll be a tough battle, and if that's the case, I think Serena will edge it.
Maybe it's just me, but I do think Williams will finally get her hands on #24 now. It took her 3 or 4 tries to shake off the nerves and get to #18 too, and I think this time she is ready for it, especially since the crowd will be fully behind her.
But anyway, I'll be happy with whoever wins the final. Serena for history, Bianca to mark the birth of a true star. Win or lose this one, Bianca will be winning many more GS titles in the years to come.