Originally posted by treufreund
I don't think she would have managed to get by Lindsay but if she had I think Amelie would have gotten her for sure but now Kim has to be feeling the effects of this tomorrow. I think Dani will win based on Kim being just worn out. It's not that I don't like Dani but it irritates me whenever one player had such tough opponents and the other finalist had basically "fluff" opponents in the draw. Sorry but Alex was fluff deluxe and Elena is just smoke and mirrors with all of her double faults and erratic play. She can be lethal but the lousy Elena showed up and not the lethal one.
Anyways I hope the final is not a crashout, boring final and that Kim can either win or at least put up a valiant effort. BRAVO to her for beating Lindsay and Amelie back to back which is almost as impressive as Amelie beating Kim, Jenn and then nearly beating Venus at the US Open.
I know what you mean, the best example of this is Charleston 2002.
Patty Schnyder's route to the final:
R64 Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP) W 6-2 6-3
R32 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) W 6-4 3-6 6-2
R16 Mary Pierce (FRA) W 7-6(4) 6-2
QF Serena Williams (USA) W 2-6 6-4 7-5
SF Jennifer Capriati (USA) W 6-4 6-3
Iva Majoli's route to the final:
R64 Bianka Lamade (GER) W 7-5 6-3
R32 Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian (SUI) W 6-2 6-4
R16 Anna Smashnova (ISR) W 6-1 3-6 6-2
QF Amanda Coetzer (RSA) W 6-4 7-5
SF Sandrine Testud (FRA) W 6-2 6-4
I'm not saying Iva had an easy road, but it was noticeably easier than Patty's.
In the final, Iva beat a worn out Patty 7-6 6-4.
I hope tomorrow will be a different story, and I'm sure Kimmy has much more energy than Patty!