Re: Choke Of The Decade.... Henin/bartoli
When a big player like Juju looses unexpectedly its not automatically a choke, Henin never had the big opportunties to waste or choke away in the second or third set - her problem was that she had underestimated Marion's ability to adapt to her strategies just like she did against Jankovic. Players think Marion will be slow so they won't have to do much - Henin relied too much on her slices and Bartoli started taking them earlier and exploiting Justine's weak forehand.
True Justine didn't play her top top match (but this is W not RG anyway) but it doesn't mean that Marion didn't deserve to win - how many players do you know that could hold their nerve so perfectly in Marion's position?
BARTOLI, Marion ♠ CORNET, Alizé ♣ MLADENOVIC, Kristina ♥ GARCIA, Caroline