“A final of a Grand Slam is always a matter of details. Maybe a point here, a point there will make the difference,” said Bartoli, now 28 and much more experienced than the last time she made it this far. “Maybe someone who is a bit more gutsy than the other player, someone who is having a better day than the others.
“Sabine is definitely serving faster than me, especially on the first serve,” Bartoli added. “I might take the ball a bit earlier. But obviously we both have the same thing, playing fairly flat and from the baseline and trying to hit some winners.”