Before you read anything else, you need to find out why you should stop worrying and love the WTA. That's my #1 feeling about the AO, actually. I really, really tried to watch more ATP matches this time, I promise. And almost every time (exception: Geal Monfils, why must you do this to me?), I became increasingly bored, and ended up watching women's doubles or something.
So in the interest of my never using the same format twice, grades! In no particular order!
I watched the men slog through the first two sets, said to myself "Djokovic in five" and went to bed, because I wasn't going to stay up until six-thirty in the morning to watch them slug it out. See: above, re: loving the WTA. Look, Masha vs. Viki wasn't the match we hoped it would be, but I can honestly say I got more out of it in terms of entertainment per second. Now, I get that Djokovic and Nadal are incredible athletes, and that's great for them. But watching them play is sort of like watching basketball without the defensive goal tending rule; the only way to score is via dunk.
Victoria Azarenka: A+
She was in great form almost the entire tournament, she successfully stuck it to the obnoxious crowd, she beat Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open, and she did it all while wearing shorts (will this usher in a shorts-wearing era for the WTA? 'cause that would be awesome.) Her groundstrokes were to die for, her net play was above average, and she didn't even miss that many overheads. Not to mention, she kept control of herself in key moments, specifically after dropping the first-set tiebreak against Radwanska. Generation suck no longer.