Re: That is What We Used to Call GREAT TENNIS !
"Hingis needs to beat Venus just to get to the final of what she used to consider her very own tournament. She won it three times in a row before losing to Lindsay Davenport in last year's final. Davenport plays No. 12 Jennifer Capriati on Thursday for the other spot in the championship match."
Hingis said she didn't notice any indications of Williams' illness, but added: "You have to watch what you eat."
Hingis considered her first set the best tennis of her career.
"It was a great match from both of us. At the end, especially, it was whoever wanted it more and who was more lucky," she said.
Thanks to playing and fitness improvements, "you can't count on just overpowering me anymore," said Hingis, who is seeking her sixth Grand Slam tournament title. She has a 9-7 record against Venus, but lost their last two meetings.
Serena said Hingis won "with a lot of heart."