Women's locker room towel-guy
Join Date: Sep 2002
Monica lost in the first round for the first time, to Nadya Petrova. Petrova went on to beat JCap, as well.
Venus lost to a Russian, I forget who. Kim beat said Russian to make the final.
On the other side of the draw, Justine beat Serena 7-5 in the 3rd, in a sloppy match which ESPN deemed an "instant classic."
The crowd booed Serena, for various reasons (line calls, rooting for the underdog, whatever).
The controversy arose when, on one point in the 3rd set, Justine held up her hand while Serena was in the middle of her service motion. Serena served anyway. It was a fault. She asked for another first serve because Justine had her hand up. The umpire said he didn't see that Justine had her hand up, and Justine didn't say anything. People have gotten extremely upset about this and much shit has flown across the room.
Justine then whipped Kim soundly in an all-Belgian final.
Kim and Ai won the women's doubles.
Martin Verkerk came out of nowhere to reach the men's singles final. Seriously.