Did the 'Great Whi .... oops sorry .... Anti-Williams Hype' hurt Kim?
That is, did being built up as 'the one to stop the Williams' have anything to do with her tightening up in the third? All credit to Serena for taking a gift when Kim gave it to her, but Kim lost that match as much as Serena won it. I have no idea if the players are insulated from the media hype or not. But Kim was almost in the position Tim Henman is in at Wimbledon. So many people making it so clear that her winning was important, for reasons that had nothing to do with Kim.
Proud to be an American
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.