Good effort by Laura, but Serena just a step too far for Laura at the moment. Shame about the DFs. Nice exchange between them at the net.
I came on to say pretty much the same thing. Serena was a step too far, but Laura put up a great fight at times. The double faults didn't help, nor the 30-odd unforced errors. In sense though, the UE's show Laura was going for it, which can't be bad.
I think if Laura is as bright as I think she is she will learn a lot from this one. I hope so. I think she's got such potential. She should just learn from the experience and not get down about it. Serena routinely kills Sharapova on the court, so that should say something.
I've never been Serena's biggest fan (I have a lot of respect for her though) but I really liked how gracious she was to Laura over the net. It was nice to see them having a bit of a chat and a laugh together.
On a side note, I have to say that I thought Serena looked very fit (in the health sense I mean lol). I don't think I've ever seen her look better than that, which might be scary for anyone she faces lol.