Well Maggie just won her first tier 1 title by out steading the woman who many regard as the best indoor player in the world, Lindsay Davenport.
What a win What a week
Maggie reached a peek of #4 in 1995 before becoming injured in 1996. She has fought her way back, and although some have recently criticized her in for lacking results, it all came together in this tournament and she proved that indoors, even the best will have a tough time beating her by beating the world #2, defacto world #3 and soon to be world #4 on route to the title.
Maggie also continued the recent upset trend in Tier 1's. Of the 9 tier 1's in a calendar year, eight have been played and neither Jennifer, Venus or lindsay have one.
................and people think the tour is missing something as if!
Congrats to Maggie the gal had my heart beating fast and not too many players can do that. Go girl!
Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. "Cree Native American Prophecy"
Don't tell me Lindsey was tired
She hit 15 aces. 5 in one game to save 2 break points. It was first class tennis.
Maggie was unseeded.
1st Smashnova, she had very successful year.
2nd Venus lost only 3 times this year to player other than Serena
3rd Dechy upset several top 10 players this year
semi Mauresmo 3-0 record against Maggie
Final Davenport - the best carpet player