I am so proud of Monica
I just got back from work and I had no clue who won. I'm so happy that it was Monica, and easily! I had my vcr recording the match so I watched it. I didn't think it was a great match, Monica can definitely play better (I thought she played better for example in the final set against Schwartz), but she did what she had to do to win!
But what I'm really happy about is that Monica in a way can officialy say that she has nothing to prove anymore to Hingis. Of course Hingis has nothing to prove to Monica either since she's beaten her a lot, but I feel that with 5 wins (including 2 wins in slams), Monica has proven that she can beat Hingis. This was a huge mental win for her. I also feel that their head-to-head might start getting closer from now on.
Now on to Venus:
I would've felt a little more confident if Rubin had won, but I'm glad that Venus at least struggled and it shows that she's not unbeatable. Monica has to raise her level and I hope she can win. She has no pressure and I hope she goes out and plays as well as Australia and even better. Good luck to Monica! You deserve so much!!!