Not really sure what the heck was up with Serena today. Second set notwithstanding she played like absolute crap. There was no intensity whatsoever. Remember those reaction shots against Czink in the first round? Yeah, none of that today. She looked like she'd rather walk down the street and do some shopping at the Stanford Shopping Center. It was really weird.
I really just don't get it with Serena. For all the talk of how great a competitor she is (which, I totally agree that she is), there are days where she just does not show up and doesn't seem to care whatsoever that she's losing. It's such a stark contrast to Masha, who was getting her ass handed to her by Venus, but man, the kid was fighting as hard as she could. Obviously Serena's way works for her, but it bugs the crap out of me.
But back to Sam. Yay!