Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In Albert Costa's Arms
I recall Conchita crying after losing the match against Anke. It was her fifth successive quarter-final loss at Roland Garros by age 21
, but had never got past a Slam QF. She had just won Rome, beating Navratilova, Fernandez and Sabatini and looked to have a winnable match with Huber. She was playing well, and led 7-6 3-2 with a break, but then hit an easy overhead into the net. She ended up losing 6-7 6-4 6-4 or something like that, in a match lasting about 2.5 hours. She had been close the previous year, having led Sabatini by a set in the QF of 1992. I think losing a fifth QF was too much for her.
She made up for it 3 weeks later, by reaching the Wimbledon semis though.
I hope people will support Conchita for this title. Jana and Goran acquired "sentimental status" at Wimbledon, but Conchita's desire at Roland Garros, in addition to her excellent record, have never produced that effect. If only she hadn't had to play Mary in 2000: the crowd would have been with her against Hingis.
You have long been my goal, been my chasing, been my soul. I have hung out on the edge. But I just couldn't let go. There's a time to forgive. There's a time to forget. Close your eyes, get ready, set. Walk me down this fall I'm taking but don't let me go yet. Oh let me go, sweetheart, throw me, around you, like you know me. And remember me too. Remember me too from a dream i had of you. Mary Margaret O'Hara | Dream I Had | Apartment Hunting | 2002.