Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southern California
Re: Truth Serena did not believe she could defeat Justine
It is really not that serious.
If Serena hadn't sprained her thumb, she wouldn't have been forced to that awkward backhand slice and she would have been in a better position to win this match.
I agree with this. That was tough luck, but again, it wasn't all.
Justine was matching Serena for power, speed. movement, and making even better shot selections. I still believe its because Serena hadn't played enough and wasn't as "match tough" (as they used to say back in the day) as Henin. It showed during the key points in that final set.
ChrissieE (semi) KAD
"The Lipstick Assassin"
"I still feel in the back of my mind that when Serena is committed and in shape, she's the best player"
Chris Evert ESPN May 2007