The hard thing for Davenport is both are such huge servers, returns, groundstrokers, but Serena moves so much better, that it means Davenport has to not only match her in those areas, but have a clear edge regularly in them. Not impossable for Davenport, but still very difficult against a hitter of Serenas standard. That being said, as I said all three big name women looked struggling yesterday, Dechy is the only one who showed us her best stuff IMO. Davenport should only draw on confidence of their last couple meetings which she won. Also we all know Serena was not playing her best in the summer, but was playing very well at the year-end championships until her injury in the final.
By the way tennis4you, while Serena might have been your favorite for a long time, she has been my least favorite player ever since she joined the tour. I truly cant stand her. I would have been agitated beyond belief had Sharapova choked away her match points like Clijsters did two years ago, but Serena came up with the goods this time so I was able to give credit where it was due this time around, even though the overall match was a sprayfest. In any case I will be rooting heartily for Davenport!