This RG final has all the hallmarks of a big stinker: 2 players that have come up reeeally small on the big stage.
Good news is, one of them has to win!!!!
Bad news is, they have to play the match.
With the exception of 1 hicup in her QF against Azarenka, Safina has steamrolled into the final. But there is a question about her health, as she sounded sick as a dog today.
Kuznetsova, who logged 2:45 in her QF win over Serena and 2:25 in her SF win over Stosur, looks as if she has hit the wall. Running on empty and having all kinds of trouble holding serve.
This has 45 minutes written all over it. That is bad enough to rank it as "Really Awful". IMO, the only thing that could move it all the way down the scale to "God Awful" is if they both revert to their most recent slam finals shenanigans.
I've got "Really Awful." Safina in under an hour.