After a week containing several upsets, most notably of Serena and Jankovic, we have a final of Venus Williams Vs Marion Bartoli. There head to head is 1-0 in favour of Venus but that was on the grass courts of wimbledon.
Venus Williams yesterday destroyed Dementieva only dropping one game. However, I didn't particularly think Venus played all that well and the scoreline was very flattering. It was just a few errors from dementieva on big points. Venus over the week has been very dominant over her opponents in both singles and doubles so I don't think fatigue will be a factor in today's final.
Marion bartoli has been a surprise finalist in many respects. She had beaten jankovic from 2 match points down. It is slightly similar to her wimbledon 2007 story. She has just her powerful and early baseline hitting off both wings to make her opponents lose time. She then didn't have to face serena after her shock loss to stosur. I bet 90% of people thought stosur would reach the final but she ultimately had a let down after her biggest win of her career. Bartoli dropped the middle set 6-1 so is clearly out for the taking. She did deal with stosurs big serves though so venus's second serve must look like a tasty treat to batter at.
Venus has far superior movement to bartoli and a bigger first serve. She will pretty much do what she did at wimbledon and do side to side stuff. However if venus's unforced error count piles up and bartoli bashes some winners, bartoli could win. However I will predict a Venus straight set win