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Uranus
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Justine led 6-0 *5-4, 40-15 :eek:

Big win for Ree, she proved she's the BEST!!!

tennisbuddy12
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:39 PM
AMAZING QUALITY!!!! down 2 cp

Tennis-Chick
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Well done Serena after an awful first set!! :bounce:

frenchie
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:39 PM
Simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rtael
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
Congrats Serena. Unfortunate loss for Justine.

jazzfuzion
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
good match girls!

tennisbuddy12
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
she deserves it

Or Levy
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
Justine...

Great match, two great champions.

narrisch
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
Justine...6-0 5-4 40-15 :smash:
congrats Serena (i hate to say it :lol: ;) )

gosh i´m pissed and gone :wavey: ( :lol: )

@serena-fans...enjoy it & have fun in GM :scared:
@justine-fans...: :hug: :hug: :hug:

bmxbandit
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
Holy fucking shit, I almost passed out just by watching the scoreboard. SOMEONE NEEDS TO UPLOAD THIS MATCH IMMEDIATELY.

Kunal
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
Just Amazing!!!!

Willam
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
Super Serenaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Lov You

shirley
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:40 PM
Congrats to Serena on winning today! Big win for her

Young 8
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
WHAT A DISGUSTING PERFORMANCE BY HENIN

after a CHOKE like this she needs to retire from tennis.....

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Justine :o
What a horrible match.

Serena, congrats.

Justine :o :o :o
AWFUL.

GM will be so happy Serena thrashed Justine. :rolleyes:

But.
Justine, it was a fantastic tournament for you.
No one expected you to make it this far.
You had 0-40 to make it further.....

Liliana
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Wow!!!! :bowdown:

.ivy.
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Congratulations Serena.

Justine, I'm really proud of you, able to really push Serena in your least favorite tournament. If only you hadn't fallen. Twice.

Come back strong in the clay! :kiss:

Cilla
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
:banana:

jochem
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
I feel like crying

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
What a great match! Bravo to both ladys:bigclap:

champGS1452
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
OMGGGGG. I LVOE YOU SERENA. #1 FIGHTER,#1 CHAMPION. I never gave up on you :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
congrats serena!well done!what a comeback!:worship:
justine!:hug:

Jaffas85
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Could someone tell me what Serena's reaction to winning was? And did she win with an ace or an error from Henin?

Thanks.

Stamp Paid
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
So who's the biggest fighter?!
Whos the best player.
Serena. :hearts: 2 MPs, too too much.

Sinnet
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Serena I'm sorry for cussing you out like ten times during that match, but you clearly raised your game when you needed to the most. CONGRATULATIONS SERENA WILLIAMS! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

LDF
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Serena :worship:

She is such an amazing fighter, I can't compliment her enough. :bigclap:

Credit to Justine too, who did very well to get herself back into the match in the final set, but eventually Serena was just too good.

It was an exciting and dramatic match - great to see. :D

Sinnet
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Could someone tell me what Serena's reaction to winning was? And did she win with an ace or an error from Henin?

Thanks.

Serena hit a kicker out wide for a second serve that spun off the line and led to an error on Justine's part.

tennisbuddy12
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
dang it took my thread off :o

Ceze
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
wonderful comeback from Serena :eek: :worship: :D

~Carsten~
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
unbelievable Match! :eek:
great final
congrats Serena!

Jaffas85
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Could someone tell me what Serena's reaction to winning was? And did she win with an ace or an error from Henin?

Thanks.

Sefo
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
What a match. Great class.
Justine is the best out there right now. She ran and won balls that nobody else would run for.
Damn injury!


http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/3434/untitled1xa3.gif

Harju.
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Congrats Serena :yeah:

Time and time and time again she proves that she's the best fighter on the tour! What a drama match. Great great job to both ladies!

Knizzle
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
This is why Serena is unequivocally the best player in the world.

archie4
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
AMAZING win Serena :worship: ! I am on the verge of tears. Serena Williams, four time Miami champion!

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Justine led 6-0 *5-4, 40-15 :eek:

Big win for Ree, she proved she's the BEST!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:
Gotta give Justine her props. She played her heart out.
:banana::banana::banana:

:inlove:
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
JUST SO AMAZING. OMG. OMG. OMG. :haha: :worship: How do you do it, Serena?

Craigy
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
I really cant believe it :speakles: :D

Kunal
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Holy fucking shit, I almost passed out just by watching the scoreboard. SOMEONE NEEDS TO UPLOAD THIS MATCH IMMEDIATELY.

AMEN

Kworb
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Congrats Serena!!

Justine :o the match was yours for the taking.

Awful serving from both, especially Justine.

Natalicious
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
serena :worship:

she's the best player on the tour :worship:

cellophane
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:42 PM
Great fight from Serena. GM is going to be :o

venusdemilo
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
SEREEEEEEEEEENAAAAAAAAA! WHOOOOOOOOOO (sorry had to get that out) :worship:

Justine, you played well too. :hugs:

najad
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
who who is the best!!! 2 match points saved, woowww that's great girl!
congrats:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Kunal
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
im speechlesss....

supergrunt
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Justine playing her best just wasn't good enough :shrug: :p

:inlove:
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Match of the year. :bowdown: Not always the best quality, but the drama was OUT OF THIS WORLD.

Bart
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Justine :bigcry: :(:(:(

Reuchlin
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Amazingly derserved for Serena! What a fighter...
uhh, those two match points....Justine!

heartBREAKeRS
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Serena, Serena:d

Aaron.
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
I really cant believe it :speakles: :D You Better believe it Craig :armed:

dybbuk
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Serena :woohoo: :bounce: :hug:

Wintermute
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Justine :bigcry:

2 Championship Points and she couldn't take them.

Congrats to Serena - amazing fight, amazing comeback.

A top quality match.

Kunal
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:43 PM
Could someone tell me what Serena's reaction to winning was? And did she win with an ace or an error from Henin?

Thanks.

Please tell us!!!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Great match, let's forget about the first set which was literally pathetic.
The big game started from the half of the second set, I have no words to say how genious were some points played by Serena.
Big credit to Justine for chasing down every single point. And screw the wasted MPs, it was Serena who defended them.

Btw thanks for th vcash :drool:

Nicolás89
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
serena as always shocked me the big time

StarDuvallGrant
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Amazing. Serena great match. Justine :)

Dexter
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Congrats Serena. Amazing match from both.

Justine 6-0 *5-4. 40-15... hard but makeable BH DTL. Damn.

darrinbaker00
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
After the match, Serena shrugged her shoulders as if to say, "I don't know how I did it either, folks." That was something else. :bowdown:

Mrs. Peel
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Serena :worship:

Justine :worship:


I had a few heart attacks during this match. Crazy stuff!!!

The Williams Sisters have always managed to pull a rabbit out of the fucking bag in Miami. They find the magic there. AMAZING!!!

Tennisaddict
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Can I just say :worship: to Serena. She´s the best warrior on the tour.
She´s the best player on tour. Oh man, only she can pull of a match like this.
This is going to be her year :bounce: It´s so great to have her back like this.

Henin congrats on a well fought match no shame in losing at all.
You girls have given us an amazing match. I´m so looking forward to their next meeting.

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Congratulations Serena.

Justine, I'm really proud of you, able to really push Serena in your least favorite tournament. If only you hadn't fallen. Twice.



Justine is sliding on parts of the hard court like it's clay.

She's going to fall on the slippery green clay at Charleston when she plays in a week.
She does it a about once a match there.
It's not that big of a deal.

mickymouse
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Great match and whoever wins would have well deserved it.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
:woohoo: Serena what a match, especially after that horrid first set and down match points. And then saving three break points in a row before serving out the match (those BH down the line were amazing at the end).

The Ultimate Fighter!!!!!

Congrats :woohoo: :aparty: :bounce:

lacigirl
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO SERNA!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

santhuruu
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Justine, you played very good in this match, especially in the first set, and the tennis you have shown, does show that you are ready for the gravel season! I hope you haven't suffered bad pain when you slipped with your right ankle and left knee:)

Serena, wowww what a fighting spirit, I have always admired that in you, and it is great to see you healthy again. ENJOY YOUR FOURTH MIAMI TITLE!

FrenchY52
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHAT A MATCH !!!!!!
WELL DONE SERENA even if your fans are gonna become even more boring !
Take it Justine ! Omg i thought she was gonna fake an injury at 3-1 or something !

yeahhhhh !!!!!!!

Emina.
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
Congrats Serena..now im sure you deserved it.:)

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Mrs. Peel
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:44 PM
More applause for Justine :bigclap: :clap2: :bigclap: :clap2:

carling
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Serena is the best! Love her (like me) or hate her, you cannot deny that she is a great champion with the heart of a lion. I can't say enough how wonderful it is to have Serena, not just back, but BACK!

The comparision to Agassi was right on the money. Serena and Andre are both charismatic champions who do it their way. They are unpredicable and sometimes controversial, but they are never dull.

CONGRATULATIONS SERENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cancelled1
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Yes Serena! Great fight. Justine played amazing but Serena fought back bravely. It's great to be a Serena Williams fan!

Hashim.
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
amazing Serena..:yeah:

Nicolás89
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
serenas volleys and backhand were crap, still she won with her serve and forehand

Avid Merrion
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!!! :worship: :worship:

congrats Serena!! :kiss: even though i am kinda mad at you for giving me a heart attack for the first set and a half..... :p:lol:

janko
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Unexpected win, congrats to Serena for her impressive come back:worship:

Still a good tournament for Justine, the 2 TRUE best players on the tour were on the court today, it will be hard for the others to catch them..

serenafan08
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Never underestimate the heart of a true champion. Serena lost the first eight games of this match, and still pulled it out. She really earned this one. I'm so happy for her!! :yippee: Justine played great tennis, and it was obvious that she's one of the best players in the world. I hope she has a good season, and here's to she and Serena having more great battles! :yeah:

:inlove:
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Didn't Serena save the match points with winners? A smash & a crosscourt backhand?

tobe
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
choke!!!

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Justine :o
What a horrible match.

Serena, congrats.

Justine :o :o :o
AWFUL.

GM will be so happy Serena thrashed Justine. :rolleyes:

But.
Justine, it was a fantastic tournament for you.
No one expected you to make it this far.
You had 0-40 to make it further.....
How can you say it was a horrible match? Justine played great Serena was just better.

Mrs. Peel
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Simply amazing Serena! The greatest :worship:

#11 Keep Moving up!

Willam
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Really proud of you Serena! yey!

tennisbuddy12
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Could someone tell me what Serena's reaction to winning was? And did she win with an ace or an error from Henin?

Thanks.

serena hit a sloppy second that hit the line (we eventually found out) and justine hit a error and didnt challenge....serena is all smiles!

arslan2660
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:45 PM
I dont get to see the cermony? :( :(
BUT: THE BEST MATCH EVER! DRAMA!!!!

"Topaz"
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:46 PM
Huh! Can't believe it. I was ready for a loss towards the end of the 2nd set. But Serena wasn't. Kudos big time to Ree.

Yet, very well done, Justine.

Emina.
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:46 PM
Omg i thought she was gonna fake an injury at 3-1 or something !



i thought that too :lol: im glad she didnt it would have been :o :tape: it was a good ,honest match after all :)

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Poova
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:46 PM
Wow! Amazing fight from Serena... and this is one of the first times I actually wanted her to win :lol: Congrats!

PatrickRyan
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:46 PM
I am beyond happy!!!!!! Saved 2 match points!!!!!!
Beats both Maria and Justine in the tournament!!!!!!!
4 time Nasdaq Champion!!!!

RunDown
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:46 PM
That was a great match. Both ladies fought brilliantly after that first set.

So happy for Serena, though :bounce:

carling
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:47 PM
P.S. Serena's back to looking HOT as well!

maddogz48
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:47 PM
Great Win Serena !!! :) You Truly Are The #1 Player In The World And One Of The Greatest Tennis Players Ever!!

LDF
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:47 PM
serenas volleys and backhand were crap, still she won with her serve and forehand

Serena's backhand (and serve) saved her in the final game of the match - ok, it wasn't in top form throughout, but when it came to the crucial points she could generally rely on it.

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:47 PM
Congratulations Serena.

Justine, I'm really proud of you, able to really push Serena in your least favorite tournament. If only you hadn't fallen. Twice.

Come back strong in the clay! :kiss::rolleyes:
Those falls were nothing. She skinned her knee and fell on her butt. It happens all of the time.

Mrs. Peel
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
I am beyond happy!!!!!! Saved 2 match points!!!!!!
Beats both Maria and Justine in the tournament!!!!!!!
4 time Nasdaq Champion!!!!


:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Nemesis
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
Congrats Serena :)
Now she's really back. Beating a well playing Henin shows us she still is the best in the world.

Ju, too bad. Should've served it out at 5-4 40-15 second set, but got too tight. Well, doesn't matter. If you can seriously trouble Serena on HC, you'll get her back on clay!

serenafann
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
Serena! Serena! Serena! I love you. You are officially the best congrats.
Justine wd also.

Poova
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
Also I can't believe this is almost at 100 replies in ten minutes :eek:

serena_fan
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
Gongrats Serena :bounce: :worship: :drool:

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
Justine playing her best just wasn't good enough :shrug: :p

Yea, she should have fell down more to bring her utter best :o

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
That was a cute interview from Serena.
She brought up Mary Jo's 3rd set bagel in the interview.

That surely made Mary Jo's day to remember that she really isn't that much out of the influence of these players.
Serena is so nice.

tennisIlove09
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:48 PM
Whoa
The first set and a half, I thought Justine was schooling Serena. But you can never count out Serena. She fought, and won basically on her heart. Great effort.

piercerocks
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:49 PM
omg. serena is tough. thats just scary.

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:49 PM
Yessssssssssssssssss !!! Fighter Serena, fighter !!!

What an EXCITING match ! :worship: :bounce:

papru
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:49 PM
bad performance from Serena in the first and half of the second set :o
great fighting spirit :eek: congrats!

kobashi
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:50 PM
I am so glad for Serena!!!

Great match from Justine as well! I hope she didn't hurt anything during those two falls.

kobashi
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:51 PM
I am so glad for Serena!!!

Great match from Justine as well! I hope she didn't hurt anything during those two falls.

darrinbaker00
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:52 PM
That's only Serena's 28th singles title?

FORZA SARITA
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:52 PM
Congrats Serena :worship:

Thkmra
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:52 PM
:woohoo: Go Serena, I knew you could do it. Awesome fight, and preserverance!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:sad: Justine. But good match either way. You definitely proved you are more than able to compete with Serena on hardcourts, though Serena made it a little easy, especially in the 1st set, with all the errors she was commiting.

This definitely bodes well for RG, expecting much of the same from these two, on the clay...highly contested, tough, gritty play, and most importantly..Fight, Fight, Fight:hearts: :hearts:

athake
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:52 PM
what a match. both played so well sometimes

cong. serena, good comeback.

Juju:hug: 2mps and many chances, u had to convert them.
not choke again next time, take a rest, u did a good job in miami :kiss:

Rod the Bama
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:52 PM
Great win by Serena today. :) She really showed her championship toughness coming back after losing the first set 0-6 and down 15-40, 4-5 in the second set. This chick sure is a fighter.

Vaidisova
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:55 PM
Serena :worship:

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:57 PM
How can you say it was a horrible match? Justine played great Serena was just better.

When she was leading 5-4 40-15 and folded in the second set, it was almost a given Serena would win.
Through out the second set, she had chances to go further and she failed to take them. Even in the final game 0-40, she failed to take them.


Take nothing away from Serena. She is a great champion.

°H@wk-€ye
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:57 PM
Hello everybody ;)

INCREDIIIIBLE !!! :bounce:
Queen Serena is a unique and fantastic Champion :worship:
Thx the both for this amazing final (Serena saves 2 match points and wins)

nhissan
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:57 PM
Best of match the the year so far?

Il Primo!
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:59 PM
Expected.

...But damm glad!:woohoo: Serena you did it! Even down 2 MPs we (reena's fans) never doubted about the end of the clash!
You're amazing :worshi^p:

nhissan
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:59 PM
geez WTAWORLD is crashing

Wtrain
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:02 PM
Oh my god Serena you almost gave me a heart attack after the first set. But you fought back, love you Serena!!!!!

trufanjay
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:02 PM
Justine fans must be the most pissed of people in the world right now.

Orion
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:02 PM
FANTASTIC win for Serena! Jeez, how many momentum swings were there again? And how many near-momentum swings? Just intense.

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:02 PM
Amazing comeback!!! :eek:

Congrats Serena!

Mightymirza
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:02 PM
AAlways said rena was the favorite for this title..But JU had her chances..Just got soo nervous at the end of 2nd set :tape: (dejavu of the dementieva match :o ) Congrats rena :yeah: the way shes playing she should be in top5 in no time!

VenusSerenaBlvd.
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:03 PM
I was ready to go back to sleep when Serena was down champ. points. Then Justine fell and woke me up. Not that I wanted Justine to be injured, it was suprising to see her fall. She has such great footwork, I was like: what happened there? From then on, I stayed with the match. I'm soooooo happy Serena won!! Congrats Serena! Now rest up and prep for the clay.

winone23
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:03 PM
Serena :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lulu.
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:04 PM
The best fighter ever!!!!! :bowdown:

4th Miami title. #11 in the rankings :rocker2:

Awesome win Serena. Keep it up for the clay season :yeah:

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:04 PM
Justine fans must be the most pissed of people in the world right now.

Most aren't.
I am. For now. :o

Again, it's not Serena, it's Justine I'm upset at.




Total points won JH- 103 SW- 99 :o

cancelled1
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:04 PM
Justine :hug:

Neptune
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:04 PM
Wow.Amazing match.:worship: Serena is amazing.:hearts: .

winone23
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:04 PM
That was an amazing comeback!!! I still in awe that she pulled it off.

FORZA SARITA
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:05 PM
Congrats Serena :worship:

LinkMage
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:05 PM
What a pathetic choke by Henin.

iWill
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:05 PM
Justine fans must be the most pissed of people in the world right now.

Prolly just like WS fans would've been if Serena had lost 6-0 6-4...... either way that was a great match and by far the best of the year I'm so glad for Serena she is doing amazing this year I hope she gets some good results on clay this season! Now its time for Venus to make her push back to the top!

sdtoot
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:06 PM
Congrats Serena, great fight back.

qc_aneres
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:06 PM
omg!!
my tears coming out!!
I love u SSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEERRRREEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAA AAAA

Veronique
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:06 PM
Simply the best!

Uranus
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:06 PM
geez WTAWORLD is crashing

Yeah :haha:

Wondering why... :lol:

Henin's the best
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:07 PM
I'm very upset Justine lost. But I know she's worth number 1. She's the only player who can win from Serena now. Sharapova can't, Clijsters can't. So congratulations to Justine, because Serena is now on her best and then no one can beat her.

cancelled1
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:07 PM
Why should Justine retire? She is the number one player in the world. Give her a break.

doris_hdz
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:07 PM
Congrats Serena!!!!

Williams-forever
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:07 PM
Simply amazing match:drool: Serena, I LOVE YOU! You are definitely number 1 out there right now:worship: Justine, you played amazing tennis as well;)

Shaboinka84
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:07 PM
i wanted to stop recording the match when it was 5-4 Henin. I left work to watch this match,lol. I too was shocked by the falls Justine had today. I felt she played her best tennis for a set and a half. She played Serena the way most players dont. Hit up the middle at times no pace, slice very low, hit behind her, down the lines and how to net. If you do all those things successfully, then you can take Serena out her game. Henin also returned well today too, very aggressive. Im not a big Justine fan but she should do very well for the rest of the season. Now Serena has a 13-match win streak.

Stavie
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:08 PM
awww Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :hug: :hug: next time will be better


Congrats Serena

the handshake was :) :)

Vaidisova
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:08 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070331/i/r192001375.jpg

Veronique
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:08 PM
The calorie free bagel is easy to swallow now.

Vaidisova
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:08 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/1a/fullj.getty-73607185mw037_sony_ericsson_3_03_34_pm.jpg

venusdemilo
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:09 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20070331/i/r192001375.jpg


Nice pic. Thanks! :)

Maria Rosa
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:09 PM
A lot of people must pe pissed... YEAHH !!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Great come back from Serena.
Vera, Serena did it for you :)

oren987
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:09 PM
It was a great match to watch :) Serena was soo off in that first set, and I don't know how she got that win, but well done Serena :)
One of the best matchs I saw this year.

laurie
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:10 PM
Whoever you support, we must congratulate both players for a fantastic hard fought and fair final.

Womens Tennis at it's best. :clap2:

TomTennis
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:10 PM
SERENA! :worship: What a champion.

i almost passed out in the second set, but i was loving the drama :hearts: That is excatly what the tour needed! :bounce:

dangerjenny
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:17 PM
that was some match

Vaidisova
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:17 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/75/fullj.getty-73607185mw038_sony_ericsson_3_09_07_pm.jpg

°H@wk-€ye
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:17 PM
Yes, what a Match !
At 5-4 40-15 for Justine, I think that except Serena herself, nobody anymore believed in it ...:tape:

kyk710
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:17 PM
THANK GOD this rivalry is back - women's tennis is interesting again. Justine and Serena are clearly the cream of the WTA - I hope they play a few more finals this year. What an exciting match to watch, but it was just as nice to see Justine and Serena laughing and joking around after their interviews with Mary Joe. What great sportsmanship from both.

Diesel
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:19 PM
:woohoo: Serena, simply the best :bigclap:

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:20 PM
i wanted to stop recording the match when it was 5-4 Henin. I left work to watch this match,lol. I too was shocked by the falls Justine had today. I felt she played her best tennis for a set and a half. She played Serena the way most players dont. Hit up the middle at times no pace, slice very low, hit behind her, down the lines and how to net. If you do all those things successfully, then you can take Serena out her game. Henin also returned well today too, very aggressive. Im not a big Justine fan but she should do very well for the rest of the season. Now Serena has a 13-match win streak.

I almost turned my recorder off too, but I decided to stick with it. Justine played very well, but Serena was totally flat in that first set, which Henin jumped all over! Serena bageled! OUCH! :)!! Then Serena managed to get a few breaks and FINALLY make Justine start to doubt herself and make errors.

Serena's serve was gone today (although it did help her a very few times and of course on match point). Also, Justine can match power for power (she's amazing for such a small little thing), so on rare occasion was Serena able to intimidate her.

Serena beat 1, 2 and 7 in the world this week. She won both tournaments that she's played. I'd say that's not too shabby a "come back."

Craigy
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:22 PM
Shes so pretty with the trophy :hearts:

Sylwiiia
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:23 PM
AMAZING!!!! What a drama in second set Serena is truly the best player out there.

Henin's the best
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:23 PM
FOR ME JUSTINE IS THE BIGGEST FIGHTER ON EARTH!! AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE IT!!
SHE IS THE BEST FROM THE BESTS!!
SHE IS OUR CHAMPION!!!!!!
I'm excited for the clay season, than we will see who's the best

What did the players say in their speech?

_Cell-chuk
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:24 PM
These two deserve to play in the finals of every tournament. They are the best players in the world when they are healthy.
Juju bad luck this time.
Serena congratulations!

Craigy
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:24 PM
FOR ME JUSTINE IS THE BIGGEST FIGHTER ON EARTH!! AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE IT!!
SHE IS THE BEST FROM THE BESTS!!
SHE IS OUR CHAMPION!!!!!!
I'm excited for the clay season, than we will see who's the best

What did the players say in their speech?

OK!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111ONE!1111!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDD!!!
Ban it!!!

Mina Vagante
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:24 PM
Match Summary S. Williams J. Henin

1st Serve % 62% 57%
Aces 3 5
Double Faults 4 5
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 31 of 64 = 48% 33 of 56 = 59%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 22 of 39 = 56% 20 of 43 = 47%
Winners (including service) 27 28
Unforced Errors 44 36
Break Point Conversions 6 of 13 = 46% 7 of 17 = 41%
Net Approaches 21 of 33 = 64% 16 of 28 = 57%
Total Points Won 99 103
Fastest Match Serve Speed 119.0 MPH 117.0 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 105.4 MPH 104.2 MPH


Justine won more points:p OMG. the best final i have sen in a LONG time:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: serena showed SOOOOOOOOOO much determination, some of her 'cmons' were :eek: :eek: :eek: im sooooo happy, thats the most nervous i'vve ever been in a match :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: hope justine's ankle doesnt lead to anything serious, i wont more of these matches:hearts: WELL DONE TO BOTH GIRLS

In The Zone
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:24 PM
Far from Serena's best. Justine, as well. Sloppy tennis at times but the fight, the grunts, the drama made it the best women's match in a long time. I wanted a bagel in that third set so bad! :[

I do feel as though Justine's dramatics are a bit much but as a player, she played some of the best tennis I have ever seen from her up until the end of the second set. Her forehand was precise and consistently deep and suddenly, it lost its depth and her serve went a little off. Serena pounced on that.

Now, in Charleston, I hope we see a rematch where on clay, this battle would be even more amazing.

Great job girls. Congratulations Serena. Do well in Charleston, the top 10 awaits you!

winone23
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:24 PM
Yes the Wta does need the drama, it was a good match.

Billabong
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:25 PM
Unbelievable match, it was simply great to watch:D That's what I expected between these 2, just a lot of fun and a GREAT comeback:yeah: When Serena saved the 2 championship points, you just knew she totally believed in her chances to come back:yeah: But Justine wasn't quite the same after she fell..

Bijoux0021
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:25 PM
:worship: WOW! Unbelievable fight from Serena! She is just awesome! :worship:

Congrats, Serena! :bounce:

Mina Vagante
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:25 PM
FOR ME JUSTINE IS THE BIGGEST FIGHTER ON EARTH!! AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE IT!!
SHE IS THE BEST FROM THE BESTS!!
SHE IS OUR CHAMPION!!!!!!
I'm excited for the clay season, than we will see who's the best

What did the players say in their speech?

after THAT, you still say that :lol:

Williams Rulez
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:25 PM
congrats Serena.. fantastic.. :)

proved yourself out there..

WEll done justine too, way to take the match to Serena..

winone23
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:26 PM
Unbelievable match, it was simply great to watch:D That's what I expected between these 2, just a lot of fun and a GREAT comeback:yeah: When Serena saved the 2 championship points, you just knew she totally believed in her chances to come back:yeah: But Justine wasn't quite the same after she fell..

I'll give you that Justine wasn't quite the same after she fell.

Cam'ron Giles
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:27 PM
Never doubt Serena Williams...Congrats baby girl...:D

Marshmallow
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:27 PM
I can't understand some people are calling this match awful... full of drama, some amazing shots and skills displayed, AMAZING FIGHT from both players... is this the match of the year? (So far)

Fabulous!!!!! Well done serena, absolutely amazing, Justine... you tried very hard, so hard luck, but great run on making your first miami final, and adding to such an amazing finish.

mdterp01
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:27 PM
FOR ME JUSTINE IS THE BIGGEST FIGHTER ON EARTH!! AND NO ONE CAN CHANGE IT!!
SHE IS THE BEST FROM THE BESTS!!
SHE IS OUR CHAMPION!!!!!!
I'm excited for the clay season, than we will see who's the best

What did the players say in their speech?

Unfortunately for you, and fortunately for tennis...the season does not consist of just clay. Justine winning on clay doesn't make her the best player. The fact that she couldn't beat Serena today all while playing almost flawless tennis while Serena played like crap goes to show how much better of a player Serena is. In addition, Serena has not played many tournaments or matches and hasn't faced a truly great player like Justine since her comeback this year. The fact that she fought off 2 championship points and losing a 3-0 lead in the third shows that Serena is the best. The fact that Serena has all 4 slams and Justine does not shows who the best all around player is. Justine will probably be the best come clay but then I'd pick Venus or Serena over Justine on grass, and again on hard courts.

IceSkaTennisFan
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:27 PM
This wasn't a great match for either of them. Justine did achieve something very very rare against Serena - a set at love. Justine came out playing a pretty clean game. Serena progressed through the 2nd set, but her level the whole match was uneven. Her footwork was nowhere near as decisive as Serena had in earlier matches. Her serve not as demanding. The ratio of winners to UEs was in the negatives (at least -10) for both players. Not that great qualtiywise. Still, it came down to who could play the pressure points better. Serena showed that she is better at that. I hope Serena uses this match, especially the bagel to understand where her game could use improvement. Most of all, she could use a bunch of rest. Congrats to Serena :DWe see them both play so well so often that we begin to expect it from them each time. They both have earned a few off days on court. Can't always be the most dominating.

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:28 PM
When she was leading 5-4 40-15 and folded in the second set, it was almost a given Serena would win.
Through out the second set, she had chances to go further and she failed to take them. Even in the final game 0-40, she failed to take them.


Take nothing away from Serena. She is a great champion.
Yes, she was leading and should have won, especially as poorly as Serena was playing but Serena has done this to many.

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:29 PM
OK!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111ONE!1111!!!!!!! :DDDDDDDDD!!!
Ban it!!!

:p
Quick to jump to the avatar :p

cometz9
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:29 PM
Congrats to Serena :clap2: :bowdown: i'm so happy for the both of us :lol: she won her 2nd tournament of 2007 beating Justine and saving 2 championship points :eek: I won the Sony Ericsson Open for Suicide Tennis :tape: :D I'm waiting for their next match, possibly at Charleston :hehehe:

Justine deserve muchos praises as well :bigclap: for reaching the Final here in Miami which she never had good results at. I look forward to her playing on clay :)

hablo
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:29 PM
Way to go, Serena, upsetting the World#1! :clap2:

What a FIGHT!!! :bowdown:

Anyhow, it was a brilliant move from JH to choose to receive first at the start of the match. She took advantage of a very tight, tense Serena (whose's play resembled that of a Momo at RG, in that respect. :o)

But Serena was not to be denied today. She fought the nerves and JH helped her out a bit with a few UEs of her own in the second set. Serena showed the true champion she is by fighting those two match pts from JH and serving it out while being 0-40 down on her own serve at 5-3. :bowdown:

But really Serena should stay away from the net imo (unless it's for overhead put aways or something...) :help:

Marshmallow
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:29 PM
Never doubt Serena Williams...Congrats baby girl...:D

A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y

2 match points in a row, against JUSTINE HENIN? A set and a break down 3 time..

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bowdown:

Maria Rosa
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:30 PM
Unfortunately for you, and fortunately for tennis...the season does not consist of just clay. Justine winning on clay doesn't make her the best player. The fact that she couldn't beat Serena today all while playing almost flawless tennis while Serena played like crap goes to show how much better of a player Serena is. In addition, Serena has not played many tournaments or matches and hasn't faced a truly great player like Justine since her comeback this year. The fact that she fought off 2 championship points and losing a 3-0 lead in the third shows that Serena is the best. The fact that Serena has all 4 slams and Justine does not shows who the best all around player is. Justine will probably be the best come clay but then I'd pick Venus or Serena over Justine on grass, and again on hard courts.

I agree.

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:30 PM
Yes, she was leading and should have won, especially as poorly as Serena was playing but Serena has done this to many.

Ya.
It was never over for Serena.
Sadly. :sad:

But, Serena and Miami do have a thing going. Is this her 4th title?

Bijoux0021
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:30 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/75/fullj.getty-73607185mw038_sony_ericsson_3_09_07_pm.jpg
What a gorgeous pic of Serena! Thanks for posting it.

Apoleb
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:31 PM
Serena's fighting is just awesome. Even when her game is off, she's able to dig in deep and find somethig.

Justine should've really finished it in 2 sets. So many missed opportunities in that 2nd, and I bet the fact that she's never beaten a Williams on a fast court got in her head at the end of the second. Still a great match, and couldn't be a much better practise for the clay season where I think the advantage will be clearly with Justine.

Vaidisova
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:32 PM
http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2826/getgettylive8221581500xw3.jpg

jimbo mack
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:34 PM
what a fight by the two (current) best players on tour. this was wta tennis at it's best. so refereshing to see two players fighting so hard, chasing down every ball possible, showing emotions etc

congrats serena :) ....justine, i know you'll be back for clay

i applaud and thank them both for a highly entertaining match

PAVANILAI
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:34 PM
well done,serena

Vaidisova
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:35 PM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070331/capt.816eab455b934a20b2cdcf34dcd1f2dd.sony_ericsso n_open_tennis_flkb121.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070331/capt.e7e15c41e58a411b8b72da2509eeef64.sony_ericsso n_open_tennis_flkb123.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070331/capt.e8d9bbbef053413e9e72d84862cb7af4.sony_ericsso n_open_tennis_flkb124.jpg

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:35 PM
Justine is sliding on parts of the hard court like it's clay.

She's going to fall on the slippery green clay at Charleston when she plays in a week.
She does it a about once a match there.
It's not that big of a deal.


Serena had Justine changing directions and running so much on that first fall point that her feet finally couldn't keep up with what her find wanted her to to.

The second fall seemed to me like a little dramatic move thrown in to take a breather! Then after the breather, Justine came back firing on all cylinders! Things that make you go, "Hmmm..."

.Andrew.
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:36 PM
Amazing stuff from both ladies! Just very well done!

The first set was all Justine. Just amazing stuff from the Belgian! :worship: :bowdown: But also with a combo with Serena not looking like she wanted to be out there and terrible footwork :unsure:

Second set, Justine really continued to step up while Serena kept fighting and grinding away :worship: There was a point in the second set when Serena won a very tough point at net and she stuck her butt out :drool: I was jumping at that point :lol: When Justine scraped her ankle a bit was the turning point in my opinion.

Third set, Serena ran away with it even though Justine tried to keep it close. Really well done both girls I love you both! :worship:

So Serena is moving up to #11 while Justine stays at #1 :) :D

JOLYN1
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:37 PM
Wow,
What a match. This is the first time in a long time that a Finals match on the WTA was exciting to watch. Serena is going up the charts with a bullet. The rest of the field better watch out because Serena is on her way to number 1.
I'm so happy to see her fight like she did. The scoreline for this tournament is unbelievable.
Go Serena.

nhissan
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:37 PM
Justine...6-0 5-4 40-15 :smash:
congrats Serena (i hate to say it :lol: ;) )

gosh i´m pissed and gone :wavey: ( :lol: )

@serena-fans...enjoy it & have fun in GM :scared:
@justine-fans...: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Yeah I think it's gonna be crazy :tape:

dang it took my thread off :o
Not a big deal :hug:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/75/fullj.getty-73607185mw038_sony_ericsson_3_09_07_pm.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/2826/getgettylive8221581500xw3.jpg

Thx for the pics :)

No Name Face
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:38 PM
wow serena. just wow, what a pleasure to watch and witness. serena was great, despite not being her best. justine was a pleasure as well and truly hung in there. she's a good champion and even i'll admit that this isn't her best tournament and serena has won it three times, so those intangibles may have played a part.

i'm glad they were so warm towards each other at the end. i even saw rodriguez applauding serena's good service games. this will be a great rivalry and i'm sure both will produce awesome matches.

until then, well done serena. some of her volleys (i emphasize some because others were :o ) and dropshots were feder-esque. so much for all the haters who say she's a one dimensional power player who outmuscles her opponents.

Bremen
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:39 PM
Congrats Serena! My hat is off to you! Now go destroy the field in your next tournament.

RJWCapriati
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:41 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

No Name Face
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:41 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/75/fullj.getty-73607185mw038_sony_ericsson_3_09_07_pm.jpg

she looks great in this picture. even though she looks like she could kick my ass when she plays, she's really stunning sometimes.

simba
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:41 PM
congrat :) to justine for a great match. serena :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: you did it again. what's happened in the first set?

PatrickRyan
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:42 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/pacomexican/capt-13.jpg

DennisPostedThis
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:42 PM
I am so happy! Great for American Tennis again.

Bijoux0021
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:43 PM
Unfortunately for you, and fortunately for tennis...the season does not consist of just clay. Justine winning on clay doesn't make her the best player. The fact that she couldn't beat Serena today all while playing almost flawless tennis while Serena played like crap goes to show how much better of a player Serena is. In addition, Serena has not played many tournaments or matches and hasn't faced a truly great player like Justine since her comeback this year. The fact that she fought off 2 championship points and losing a 3-0 lead in the third shows that Serena is the best. The fact that Serena has all 4 slams and Justine does not shows who the best all around player is. Justine will probably be the best come clay but then I'd pick Venus or Serena over Justine on grass, and again on hard courts.
:bigclap: DITTO! :bigclap:

.Andrew.
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:43 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/pacomexican/capt-13.jpg

Amazing :worship:

~Kiera~
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:43 PM
Congrats, Serena. What a comeback after that first set.

Better luck next time, Justine.

DarkchildSwiss
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:46 PM
rena, this was an amazing fight.

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:46 PM
Serena's fighting is just awesome. Even when her game is off, she's able to dig in deep and find somethig.

Justine should've really finished it in 2 sets. So many missed opportunities in that 2nd, and I bet the fact that she's never beaten a Williams on a fast court got in her head at the end of the second. Still a great match, and couldn't be a much better practise for the clay season where I think the advantage will be clearly with Justine.
When Serena is down and comes storming back I think it gets in people's head because they know she's bringing all she's got. There's no fighter on the tour like Serena.

volta
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:46 PM
OMG my heart was skipping beats watching that :o

Rena i love you :hug: :hearts: :hearts:

mykarma
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:49 PM
Serena had Justine changing directions and running so much on that first fall point that her feet finally couldn't keep up with what her find wanted her to to.

The second fall seemed to me like a little dramatic move thrown in to take a breather! Then after the breather, Justine came back firing on all cylinders! Things that make you go, "Hmmm..."
You correct. A couple of her fans on another board said she lost because of the falls which is a joke. She skinned her knee and fell on her butt. Serena is always falling.

sonnys
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:50 PM
:bounce: :worship: :worship: :drool:

Patty Choker
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:51 PM
Justinehttp://img252.imageshack.us/img252/3791/clubbedzd5.gifhttp://img505.imageshack.us/img505/2817/monstersinc71js2.gifhttp://img252.imageshack.us/img252/5258/pukemi2.gif

sonnys
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:51 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/75/fullj.getty-73607185mw038_sony_ericsson_3_09_07_pm.jpg

Beautiful:kiss: :hearts:

maddogz48
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:52 PM
Could someone tell me what Serena's reaction to winning was? And did she win with an ace or an error from Henin?

Thanks.

Serena dropped her racquet and walked to the net smiling.

Serena's second serve on championship point went right on the service line and Henin made a backhand error. :)

SERENA WON!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

sweetpeas
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:53 PM
Nice picture?We have 2 fine young champs!!!!!!!!!Thanks Serena. Thanks Justine!!!!!

Bounty Hunter
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:56 PM
OMG!! I was about to turn off the match when Henin was serving for the match .. lol... But I said, what the heck just deal with the loss and sat back down...whoo hoo... Serena is AWESOME!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I was a little worried when Justine fell in the 2nd. I'm glad she's ok.

ampers&
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:58 PM
What a fantastic match.

Justine :worship:
You played brilliantly the first set and a half and fought back in the third.
Your game is beautiful and you have my respect. I always look forward to watching you play Serena and I can't wait until you guys meet again. Good luck next tournament. :hug:

Serena :bowdown:
Way to fight back in the second set.
When you were down those two match points, I almost couldn't bear to watch. But you have something in you that every great champion has: the will to win. I'm so proud to be a fan. 15-1 on the season. Two titles. AMEN. :hearts:

ce
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:00 PM
bravo serena obozavam te:kiss:

miffedmax
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:02 PM
I seethe with jealousy.

Please, Elena, come back and win something.

Vaidisova
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:06 PM
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sapir1434
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:06 PM
I was cheering for Justine maybe for the first time in my life :lol: she is really playing great. Her backhand is amazing. Sorry she lost, but Serena was just better at the crucial moments :yeah:
Good match, well done to both! :worship:

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:09 PM
Is it some purple day in Miami?
I see the petals, and many people wearing caps?

2moretogo
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:09 PM
serenas volleys and backhand were crap, still she won with her serve and forehand

See below

Serena's backhand (and serve) saved her in the final game of the match - ok, it wasn't in top form throughout, but when it came to the crucial points she could generally rely on it.

Yeah, you can tell people didn't watch the entire match as closely. Serena saved herself literally by getting her ass off the baseline and getting up to net. She hadn't held serve until she started serving and volleying. But definately, she will want some of those volleys back.



Total points won JH- 103 SW- 99 :o

Expected stat, especially since JH bagelled Serena in the first set.

Whoever you support, we must congratulate both players for a fantastic hard fought and fair final.

Womens Tennis at it's best. :clap2:

Agreed. JuJu hit some incredible winners, I mean she even had Serena clapping for her. She was doing everything in that first set and a half. And then remembering it again in the third set, to take advantage of those short balls by Serena.

As to Ms. Williams. S. dot. Wow, she hit some incredible winners as well, they just happened at more critical moments.

My fave Justine winner. Was when she ran around the bh and hit a scroching fh return winner for the first set in the second. I also thought the fh winner, when she fell the first time was exceptional. Credit to Serena for sticking in that game.

My fave Serena winners. Was sticking in that point (forgot score- think Juju had a break point in 3rd set) and hitting 2 smashes finally getting the winner. The other, the BOOTY VOLLEY of course!!!

THANK GOD this rivalry is back - women's tennis is interesting again. Justine and Serena are clearly the cream of the WTA - I hope they play a few more finals this year. What an exciting match to watch, but it was just as nice to see Justine and Serena laughing and joking around after their interviews with Mary Joe. What great sportsmanship from both.
Thank god for that. I would much rather see these two differing styles out there. Serena not only fought she was problem solving right there on court. Especially good to see the return of sportsmanship in their matches.


Serena's serve was gone today (although it did help her a very few times and of course on match point). Also, Justine can match power for power (she's amazing for such a small little thing), so on rare occasion was Serena able to intimidate her.


Yeah, her serve wasn't really doing her any favors today. And Juju's return game really added pressure and drama. I was telling a friend, it was like a role reversal. Juju was dominating with power, Serena had to go and find her touch game. And though it was up and down at times, it was consistent enough to get the VICTORY!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


I can't understand some people are calling this match awful... full of drama, some amazing shots and skills displayed, AMAZING FIGHT from both players... is this the match of the year? (So far)

Fabulous!!!!! Well done serena, absolutely amazing, Justine... you tried very hard, so hard luck, but great run on making your first miami final, and adding to such an amazing finish.

Absolutely.

Unfortunately for you, and fortunately for tennis...the season does not consist of just clay. Justine winning on clay doesn't make her the best player. The fact that she couldn't beat Serena today all while playing almost flawless tennis while Serena played like crap goes to show how much better of a player Serena is. In addition, Serena has not played many tournaments or matches and hasn't faced a truly great player like Justine since her comeback this year. The fact that she fought off 2 championship points and losing a 3-0 lead in the third shows that Serena is the best. The fact that Serena has all 4 slams and Justine does not shows who the best all around player is. Justine will probably be the best come clay but then I'd pick Venus or Serena over Justine on grass, and again on hard courts.

Ummm, Justine was in all four grand slam finals last year, so I think this a bit disgenuous. Give her (Juju) some credit, she may not be as good as Serena, but she played Serena very tough today, on a surface and at a tournament that are not her favorites. Juju has won 3 of the 4 grand slams, and was in the finals of Wimbledon, after winning French Open. Not easy. Especially when you have been dealt with fatigue issues your entire career.

I just don't get why (us) Serena fans can't give other opponents some credit every now and then.

Way to go, Serena, upsetting the World#1! :clap2::

But really Serena should stay away from the net imo (unless it's for overhead put aways or something...) :help:

Way to go indeed. :worship:

Again, I disagree with this to a certain extent. Serena was able to fight back today bec. she got her ass off the baseline and shortened those rallies. Just the threat of Serena charging made Justine readjust her game. Yeah, she didn't make them all, and some were downright ugly. But swear to gosh, Serena was headed for an embarassing second set if she remained on the baseline and in those extended rallies. I also think getting to net helped her refocus.

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Lovely!

KBdoubleu
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:09 PM
CONGRATULATIONS SERENA!!!! She fought so hard and even though she was no where near her best she came out on top. Justine played a great set and a half but simply could not beat Serena on the important points. I expect more great matches between these two all year long.

Bruno71
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:15 PM
Unfortunately for you, and fortunately for tennis...the season does not consist of just clay. Justine winning on clay doesn't make her the best player. The fact that she couldn't beat Serena today all while playing almost flawless tennis while Serena played like crap goes to show how much better of a player Serena is. In addition, Serena has not played many tournaments or matches and hasn't faced a truly great player like Justine since her comeback this year. The fact that she fought off 2 championship points and losing a 3-0 lead in the third shows that Serena is the best. The fact that Serena has all 4 slams and Justine does not shows who the best all around player is. Justine will probably be the best come clay but then I'd pick Venus or Serena over Justine on grass, and again on hard courts.

Your first sentence is true, but after that I disagree. A hardcourt victory by Serena in a tourney that Justine's never surpassed the QF's before is just as untelling as a hardfought Justine victory over Serena on clay. Justine didn't play her very best today at all times, but that's because she was playing Serena Williams. Serena didn't play her very best today at all times, but that's because she was playing Justine Henin. These are the 2 best players in the world, folks. I don't see any logical reason to conclude one is "better" than the other from this match. It should be a great rivalry that will hopefully be worked out between 2 fabulous, uninjured champions this year.

gocanadago
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:17 PM
Reena :banana:

jazar
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:18 PM
how bitterly disappointing

eugreene2
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:18 PM
Well let me throw my two cents in ... oh wait, I haven't watched the match yet. I was in a meeting. Will watch now & get back to ya!!! LOL

Stamp Paid
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:18 PM
how bitterly disappointing

:nerner:

eck
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:19 PM
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -- By the third game, Serena Williams was flailing her arms in frustration. Two games later, she threw her racket. Then she screamed at herself.

For Williams, the transformation came in the nick of time. She survived a dismal start and erased two championship points in the second set Saturday to win the Sony Ericsson Open, beating top-ranked Justine Henin 0-6, 7-5, 6-3.

"It's just not in me to give up," Williams said during the trophy ceremony. "I always keep fighting."

The comeback was nothing new for Williams, who revived her career by winning the Australian Open in January for her eighth Grand Slam title. Once ranked No. 1, she fell to 140th last July because of long layoffs but will climb back to 11th next week.

Williams closed out the victory with a service winner, accepted gracious congratulations from Henin and then waved her index finger for the cheering crowd, intent on returning to the top.

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The match was 39 minutes old before Williams won a game, and Henin was twice one point from the title serving at 5-4 in the second set.

"I said, `I don't want to lose this fast. At least let it last an hour,"' Williams said.

Williams saved both points, including one where her return clipped the net cord, keeping her in the match by perhaps an inch.

Henin slipped and took an awkward tumble during that game, skinning her left knee, and lost the next six points. She fell again trailing 3-0 in the final set and remained seated on the sunbaked concrete for nearly a minute, as if debating whether to concede.

The feisty Belgian rose and rallied for 3-all, before Williams began one final surge to earn her fourth Key Biscayne title.

Playing in only her seventh tournament in the past 18 months -- and her first since Melbourne -- Williams improved to 15-1 this year and 41-5 at Key Biscayne.

Two first-time Key Biscayne finalists will meet for the men's title Sunday: 29-year-old qualifier Guillermo Canas and 19-year-old Novak Djokovic.

The Williams-Henin matchup was their first meeting in nearly four years, and the 2 1/2 -hour revival of the rivalry produced plenty of drama.

Henin, a five-time Grand Slam champion playing in her first Key Biscayne final, used her vast array of shots to control the early rallies. Williams was off balance and struggled in vain to control the groundstrokes she used to overpower top-seeded Maria Sharapova and others in previous matches.

Serena Williams celebrates after winning a point against Justine Henin of Belgium during the women's singles final at the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament Saturday, March 31, 2007, in Key Biscayne, Fla.
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Williams won only six points in her first four service games. She finally won a game by breaking for 1-all in the second set, then held for the first time in the next game.

"I was making a lot of errors," Williams said. "Justine was moving up to the ball and blasting winners. I had to lift the level of my game and stop making errors."

The crowd -- including Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade -- was in Williams' corner and roaring as she began to rally. Her groundstrokes became steadier, and she started moving forward more aggressively.

Also contributing to the turnaround was some tentative play by Henin. She hit two double-faults serving for the title at 5-4 in the second set, and another when she lost serve to fall behind 5-3 in the final set.

Williams trailed love-40 serving in the final game before she swept the last five points. She converted her first championship point, curling in a 77-mph kick serve that handcuffed Henin.

The serve skipped off the sideline and Williams hesitated, unsure whether the shot was good. She then dropped her racket and grinned sheepishly at her narrow escape and latest title, the 28th of her career.

"She's a real fighter," Henin said. "She played very well."

Williams also won $533,350. Henin settled for $266,675.

Mileen
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:20 PM
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.Andrew.
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:20 PM
:nerner:

:lol:

goldenboi356
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:20 PM
congrats serena

although for me, justine won 6-0, 6-4 if it weren't for that fall at 40-15 which made u lost concentration. it seems u weren't the same anymore. and the second one in third was awful.

Allez-H
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:21 PM
Major props to Serena. She kept on fighting and it eventually payed off. Amazing performance and comeback, and she truly deserves this title :yeah: I have to say that it's great having her back at the top of the game (where she belongs).

Justine, aaah so close! Mindblowing play in the beginning, but such a pity she couldn't convert those MP's. It kinda reminded of her Wimby-final last year. Very solid play in the beginning but when it mattered most, her level dropped a bit while her opponent's level increased.

This match. Wow. This is why I watch tennis and we just need matches like these. When you have two fighters like Serena and Justine on the same court, you're just garanteed fireworks. It was so good seeing them play again, I felt like I was skyrocketed back into 2003. I really, really hope that there will be many more battles between these two this year, because seriously I felt like we were stolen of a tremendous rivalry at the end of 2003. Hopefully both players will stay healthy, so we can keep having matches like these on a regular note (certainly in the big tournies)

alex.stef
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:22 PM
Congrats Serena! Luv ya !

simba
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:23 PM
i have gain a lot of respect for justine after this match:worship:

thomas.chung
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:24 PM
congrats serena

although for me, justine won 6-0, 6-4 if it weren't for that fall at 40-15 which made u lost concentration. it seems u weren't the same anymore. and the second one in third was awful.

If Justine didn't complain and blame it on the fall. Nobody should.

Good stuff Justine and Serena brought to the court. This is women's tennis almost at its best.

Abdel
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:29 PM
Congratulation Serena!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
you are a great champion :worship: :worship: :worship:

Jakub
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:31 PM
well done Serena :)

Bruno71
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:31 PM
If Justine didn't complain and blame it on the fall. Nobody should.

Good stuff Justine and Serena brought to the court. This is women's tennis almost at its best.

Agreed totally :)

The fall couldn't have helped, but she did fight back to 3-3 in the 3rd, so it wasn't like it lost her the match completely.

SerenaSlams
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:33 PM
First things first, Justin played great tennis and upheld her part for making this match both sensational and nail-biting (at the same time).

Now to Serena, there is no denying the "Comeback Queen." Serena had not dropped a set the entire tournament, prior to the final. When she was bageled in the first set, I was floored. Serena just couldn't seem to find her game, any part of it. I was most shocked by the absence of her normally consistent and on-point serve. When Justin was serving for the match, I yelled at the TV saying, "Serena, you didn't play well all week to lose this final so "handle your business!" After winning the second set, I knew the viewers would be in for a serious (third set) treat. There were nice shots, awesome defending / retrieving and emotion from both sides of the net. When all was said and done, Serena showed that she is truly not only a great fighter, but possibly the GREATEST FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER EVER!!! Serena is by far the best (even though many hate to admit it). I agree with Oracene when she said "physically fit or not, Serena causes great problems for her opponents." I pray that Serena remains healthy and committed. At this rate, she can end the year at # 1. YOU GOTTA LOVE what Serena does for tennis. Off her game, bageled in the first, decent serves and returns no where to be found, Championship points down, YET (through it all) a true Champion emerges (with another title),SERENA WILLIAMS. That's my girl !!!!!!! :worship:

:worship: 2 Grand Slam (Mixed Doubles) Titles:worship:

(1) Wimbledon ('98), (1) US Open ('98) (both w/ Max Mirnyi)

~Eclipsed~
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:33 PM
Hopefully these two stay healthy for a while. I wouldn't mind seeing more matches featuring both of them. They're a lot of fun to watch! Add Venus into the mix of course.;)

Nice comeback Serena!:yeah:

bandabou
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:38 PM
Great match...specially after that 1st set. Nice fight by Serena. Man, if you think of it, Serena's last 3 titles:
'05 Oz open ( saves 3 mp's in the semis against Maria)
'07 oz open ( rallies from a set and 4-5 down against Nadia in 3rd round and then was two points from defeat against Shahar in QF)
'07 Miami ( rallies from set and 4-5 facing two mp's).

If this girl ain't the biggest fighter on the tour. Plus she finally wins a 3rd set against Justine

The Daviator
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:38 PM
Serena :bowdown: You never cease to amaze, yet another incredible fightback, how does she do it :crazy: Now get back into the top 10 :worship:

Justine :worship: You were so close to an emphatic victory :hug: These two are definitely the world's best :yeah:

PatrickRyan
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:49 PM
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t166/darkmagician_49/2007%20Miami/sfi73.jpg

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Russianboy
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:50 PM
Congrats Serena :D :worship:
I hope you won't rest up till Roland Garros :lol: :tape:

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:50 PM
she's winning the slam this year. for real. congrats!

Couver
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:52 PM
Way to go Serena! She does like to make it tough for herself though doesn't she? But it paid off, she now holds the two biggest tournaments played this season.

Congrats to Justine as well for fighting till the end. She'll never give you an inch and it made for a great match.

With all the rain and the messed up play schedule I think it's nice the women's final delievered.

faste5683
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:54 PM
Very nice match! Congrats to Serena for keeping it together in that third set.

Justine, watch it - you're startin' to look pretty tough on the hard courts :eek: :worship:

:wavey:

OZTENNIS
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:00 PM
sounds like a great final...too bad it's not on free to air television in australia...bad luck justine!! can't wait for u to hit the clay!!
another awesome win by serena!! well done

.david.
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:06 PM
Great Match! They are the 2 best Players out there.
Congrats Serena. That is just Awsome:worship:

maxomax
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:09 PM
Yeah well done Serena :D

DavidEllul
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:12 PM
What an amazing final!

Congrats to serena.

ju, i'm soooo proud of you even though u lost those 2 mps :)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:13 PM
I dont know how you won it down 60 54 40-15 but you proved to be the best fighter on tour even though you were to be honest playing horribly you got through it! 14 straight wins

Mr.Kardashian
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:17 PM
yess! well done serena

égalité
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:20 PM
:speakles:

RVD
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:29 PM
HEEEEELLLLLLZS YEAH BAAAAABY!!!!!!!!
SERENA!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is your year grllll! :worship:
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♪ "...PARTY IN THE CLUB...BODY FULL OF BUD...!" ♪

I just read a few articles because I missed the match, and discovered
that this match was basically over in the 2nd set. Then classic "SERENA THE FIGHTER" kicked in, and it was all over! :eek: :eek:
AMAZING!!
And my goodness, did Justine fall TWICE?!?!
I guess she really wanted this win BAAAADLY. :tape: