Ok, I'm pouting cause my fave lost today.
Please share in my grief and name five losses your fave has suffered you wish she could have back. I've listed five below for mine.
2002 French Open 128 L Paola SUAREZ (ARG)6-2 5-7 1-6
I flew to Paris and was there to witness this in person. After a successful year in 2001 and a successful clay court season reaching quarters in Berlin and Rome, Sandrine gets a most horrible draw. She's in control of the match until 6-2, 5-4, 40-15, loses two match points and Paola runs away with the match in Sandrine's farewell appearance before leaving the tour to have a baby.
2001 WTA Tour Championships SF L Serena WILLIAMS (USA)3-6 0-6
After cutting down Amelie and Jennifer (to end Jen's chances of winding up as year end Number One) Sandrine ran out of steam and Serena wins the last nine games of the match. Little did Sandrine know that Lindsay would retire after injuring herself on the last point of her SF against Kim. Sandrine effectively would have taken the trophy home had she won this match.
2001 French Open 16 L Martina HINGIS (SUI)1-6 6-2 2-6
Sandrine looks to end a 0-13 mark against Martina in front of the home crowd. She gets whitewashed in the first set (someone actualy throws an egg on the court) but battles back to the delight of the partisan crowd to take the second set. Martina plays a dazzling third set for the victory.
1997 Wimbledon 16 L Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA)6-4 5-7 10-12
After upsetting Monica then World Number Two in the third round Sandrine falls to countrywoman Nathalie in three grueling sets. I'm sure this one hurt.
1997 US Open QF L Venus Williams (USA) 5-7, 5-7
The closest Sandrine came to making a Grand Slam semifinal.