Christ almighty, what an awful final that was. It's a bit of a shame for the game that in Sloane's two big home finals she's not really had anything much to do bar some solid retrieving. The way she goes about it is sort of solidly impressive without ever dipping into "Wow" territory, like some of Kerber and even Wozniacki's retrieving. It's all part of what makes her game quite effective (though very dull to my eyes nowadays), but I just don't think the crowd get a chance to really root for her and feel that exhilaration properly when she does come through with the title in the end. Ostapenko was godawful. Sloane's retrieving caused a good bit of that (again in a non-flashy way but she just chipped back so many midcourt paceless floaters), but that serve... Utterly killed her momentum every time she broke.