I'd like to apologize for some, questionable comments I made earlier, about Serena. Being the overenthusiastic Maria fan that I am, I jumped to conclusions a little irrationally.
The injury timeout, coinciding with the upsurge in Serena's play, and the freefall of Maria's... The worst part of me got the upper hand. Again, I apologize to those I offended.
Funny thing is, I normally like Serena (in a way) but today, with so much on the line for Maria, I lost it.
Serena was very classy at the end of the match. That was nice of her; and I'll admit, Maria should have at least acknowledged her defeated opponent, no excuses there.
Good luck in 2005, Serena! May you face Maria again, under better circumstances.