doubles had nothing to do with it
marti was cruising up, what, 4/1 or 5/1 in the first set and had to hang on to win. then she was again cruising up 4/1 or 5/1 in the second set with 4 match point but couldn't close it out.
the doubles play wasn't hurting her when she was up big in both set with several championship points, did it? marti choked, plain and simple. she almost choked against seles in the semis. it wasn't the doubles. it wasn't the heat it was all upstairs(head).
imo, marti's main problem is her serve. her weak first and second serves just don't allow her to close out matches. she really needs to work on it.
all that said, i really wanted mer to win. she looked heartbroken after the match was over.