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Close Justine! But (sadly) no cigar....

*I know this a bit late but anyway!

Firstly, many congratulations to Serena for yet another extraordinary comeback Classic Serena... who else could have played those 2 MP the way she did??? Like every other Justine fan im sure, I haven't felt so deflated since the Wimbledon final last year. But when you take a step back and look at how she played, and you look at the stats, if theres one match you can take positives from - its this one. She won more games, broke serve more times, hit more aces, hit more winners, hit less unforced errors... I mean, she did everything BUT win the match. If you cant win after doing all that, you've just got to hand it to Serena. She fought and she fought and her game, luckily for her, just clicked into gear right in the nick of time. Hats off! Justine didnt choke whatsoever. Sure she missed the 1st serves on MP, but she went for it. She didnt just float the serve in and hope for Serena to miss. She made Serena hit 2 (or was it 3?) smashes while looking directly into the sun, she couldn't have done anymore. In the 3rd, whilst every other player would been baggled by Serena in the same situation, Justine fought back and was hitting toe for toe with Serena. It may take Justine a week or so to get over this (and much longer for us fans ) but knowing how close she came on a hardcourt, im sure she'll be confident and determined not to let Serena off the hook again, only this time on the red stuff!!

All thats left to say is... What a wonderful match, thank you to both players (for nearly giving me a heart attack!) and hopefully we'll see a lot more finals between these 2 not only this season, but for quite a few more years to come Congrats again Serena .... Juju will get you next time!!

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So much positive vibe from all corners today.
It is unbelievable.

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Justine didn't choke. I just wish she'd played better in critical moments.




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Geat Thread

I hope that we'll see more of these matches. Their rivalvry is the most interesting.

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Very classy comments IrishJHfan. Thanks, and I´m so with you on the part of them meeting each other a lot. I hope they stay healthy and give us many more fights on the court to enjoy.
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Its really great how the final turned out, with great tennis from both sides.
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Couldn't have put it better. Here's for RG or Wimbledon final between these 2.

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Its really great how the final turned out, with great tennis from both sides.
Now with that I can diagree! But yeah, the 3rd set was great quality. Who would have thought the serves would win or lose the match after all the breaks that went before! It was 50:50 at 3-3, it was just a question who could up game their game by that slightest bit more... and that was Serena so...

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Hmmmm....she played her heart out for sure. Serena was just too tough today. Brilliant start, but it was certain that she couldn't keep on that form for the whole match and then Serena got her chance.

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Gratz to Serena, as for who could play those MPs like that - Jeniffer Capriati lol! :P She had to play 4mp in a GS final! Justine... no cigar, but its okay your still so goooooooooooood!

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Great post totally agree..

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*I know this a bit late but anyway!

Firstly, many congratulations to Serena for yet another extraordinary comeback Classic Serena... who else could have played those 2 MP the way she did??? Like every other Justine fan im sure, I haven't felt so deflated since the Wimbledon final last year. But when you take a step back and look at how she played, and you look at the stats, if theres one match you can take positives from - its this one. She won more games, broke serve more times, hit more aces, hit more winners, hit less unforced errors... I mean, she did everything BUT win the match. If you cant win after doing all that, you've just got to hand it to Serena. She fought and she fought and her game, luckily for her, just clicked into gear right in the nick of time. Hats off! Justine didnt choke whatsoever. Sure she missed the 1st serves on MP, but she went for it. She didnt just float the serve in and hope for Serena to miss. She made Serena hit 2 (or was it 3?) smashes while looking directly into the sun, she couldn't have done anymore. In the 3rd, whilst every other player would been baggled by Serena in the same situation, Justine fought back and was hitting toe for toe with Serena. It may take Justine a week or so to get over this (and much longer for us fans ) but knowing how close she came on a hardcourt, im sure she'll be confident and determined not to let Serena off the hook again, only this time on the red stuff!!

All thats left to say is... What a wonderful match, thank you to both players (for nearly giving me a heart attack!) and hopefully we'll see a lot more finals between these 2 not only this season, but for quite a few more years to come Congrats again Serena .... Juju will get you next time!!
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Justine DEFINITELY choked if she was smart she would of SERVED into Serena's body and one of those match points. Justine blew it. She had the match on her racket TWO MATCH POINTS she was SERVING she got tight and collapsed. Justine HAD the control she was the one serving for the title but couldn't close it out. She choked.
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Nice post

I guess you've redeemed yourself after your trolling in Maria's forum.

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