@djudgment: People are also forgetting how powerful Korra is too.Korra is the avatar and as Kyoshi has said the avayar us a god in their world with all the power. In this fight Korra has her best elements water and fire. She a prodigy and been bending before she was discovered to be the avatar at age 4. What Toph going do when Korra starts flying with rockets shooting powerful for balls that are explosive or shoot massive waves of fire at her. Korra can even do flash freeze against Toph. Toph doesn't do well. The only way I see Toph defeating Korra in earth bending match between those two but given Korra other elements gives her the win here. Many people are underestimating Korra power as the avatar who mastered all four elements.
I'm not at all, Korra was a powerful and formidable bender and a great Avatar, aside from losing the connection to the avatars -_-!!
There's bending, and then there's mastering elements. She indeed showed promise but actually took longer to master all four elements than her previous two incarnations. Off topic though.
The problem with Korra flying around is that she can't sustain fire jets long enough to actually "Fly around" Korra needs to land, and the moment she does Toph will know her exact location.
Toph would have no trouble defending these attacks. Again Toph has to quick of a reaction time to be able to successfully hit her without a defence being mounted by toph.
However, you have to also look at the peronailites and the way the fight too. Korra is a very head on, aggressive fighter ! This does not work against Toph at all, Toph's weakness is someone like Aang who is defensive and light on there feet. Korra is very much straight to the point.
Nothing wrong with her style at all but against toph it hinders her. Seismic Sense is a huge part of Toph's ability to defend and attack, she will always be a little quicker of the mark than Korra.