I never cry. EVER.
...but the moment that ball splashed into the net, I was in tears. I really didn't expect to do that. And I probably wouldn't have had the shoulder injury never happened. But that's what made me emotional. That's what made Maria emotional (which in turn made me more emotional, because we never see that from her). That's what made this mean more. I never thought she'd be back to this point. I hate to admit that, but it's true. Who could have? It's not that we didn't believe in Maria... it's just that, how could she possibly come off of an injury like that and return to her prior dominance? Well, she actually didn't do that... she surpassed it. She's better now than she ever was before the injury. I'm just so happy right now. This is such a wonderful moment for Maria. And for us, her dedicated fans. She's back, and better than ever. And most importantly... the career grand slam is hers. At last. At last.