Props to Jenni C
Gotta give Jenn credit. She fought all day, didn't give an inch, and came up with a LOT of amazing shots. She RAN too. Serena got her on a string repeatedly, but Jenn never quit and won half those points too. Off the ground, Jenn was the better player today. Not by much, but distinctly so. But Serena's serve bailed her out. It wasn't sheer velocity. The radar gun caught aces from 106 to 121. But she can hit the ball wherever she wants with the same service motion. All you can do is guess.
Jenn returned well, but so did Serena, and Jenn can't serve as well as Serena, so that part of the match went Serena's way. But anyone who watched this match knows why Jenn is still #3, and will likely be top five even if she DOESN'T defend OZ. She's the player you'd want on your side in a street fight.
She played a hell of a match today.
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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.