I feel bad for Serena. That call in the opening game was just WRONG. It should have been Serena's point, NO DOUBT. I can't blame Jen for that. It was the judge. In her post-match on court interview, Jen admitted that it was close. She did not lie about it. They traded the first two games anyway. I'm a Jen fan and I would never want her to win by bad calls or forfeits or anything other than her playing with her heart. She did that tonight no matter what anyone says. I am disgusted that people are blaimg Jen. Jen just went with it. What was she supposed to do? At that moment, tension was high, and who wants to give away points? If Jen saw the monitor it may have been a different story. Jen is 100% in favor of instant replay. She would go with the facts. Yes, there were bad calls. In the past year or so with new technology, as spectators in out living rooms, we get to see the results of human error. I understand and beleive that Serena and her fans have a right to be upset. But on the court, they don't have shot spot (or whatever it is). Anyone who has ever seen a match live can attest to many serves that look very long but are played anyway.
Both ladies gave it their everything tonight. Neither were the favorites for the championship. When Jen and Serena meet, it's always something special. I enjoy watching them play everytime (except Wimby lol).
I don't know what would have happened if Jen lost serve there, but the result will stand. I'm happy for Jen. I truly feel for Serena. These two have always brung out the best in sports - and each other! Two athletes that hate to lose to each other and try to beat the heck out of each other. The respect they each have for each other is evident. They match up so well. They play with their hearts. They play to the last point. Just remember that from late 2001 until 2 years later, Jen finally had a comeback to Serena after coming up short so many times. History is erased when these two meet. I am upset that this match might be marred with controversy (As it it valid) but in the end, they always fight until the last ball.
Controversy aside, I thought Jen served so well tonight. She kept coming back at Serena time and time again. And Serena answered. It went to the wire once again. Please let's not say Jen was a cheat. I would never accuse Serena of that (or any other player). On the tour, there is little doubt that they have the biggest wills to win. Their hearts are on their sleeves (or denim skirts