Re: Favorite match from 2012?
The AO SF was incredibly special to me, too. Like I remember I was having a shitty-ass day. I just found out my dog had died, I bombed a test, my dude and I were fighting, I was sick, etc. etc. I sat up till like 3 am watching the match, white-knuckled the entire time. Maria was outplayed for a majority of it, but the way she defended her serve in the third set was some of the gutsiest stuff I've ever seen from her. And when she won I was on cloud 9. So happy that on a horrible day like that I got a tennis memory that I will never forget: my favorite player leaving it all on the court. Fighting till the bitter end. Re-watching the highlights just now kinda brought that whole moment back to me and it's just great. The way she played in the final takes away from it a bit, because I was certain she was going to bludgeon Azarenka in that match (whoops), but still, what a moment.