Originally Posted by Trih
Oh don't worry... I'm pissed too. Even more so after seeing how bad Sabine played today.
Actually, I don't want to rub it in
, but I also thought of Caroline and how she was at the top - higher than both of these two finalists were ever - and she didn't win a slam. It seems even more unfair to me now, even if I never was her fan.
But then again, it came to my mind only while writing this: Marion won at 29, Caro is 6 years younger, she still can do it.
Well, that's the way it goes I suppose. You need a lot of ability to win the big one, but you need a bit of luck as well, especially if you're competing from the position of dangerous outsider. If Serena, Maria, Vika or even Petra fuck up it isn't a disaster because they know that they will be there or thereabout in the next ones as well. But when you're very good but just below that level you HAVE to take your chance if it presents itself because you never may get it again. Aga didn't do that (although I think she played very well) but Marion did, so kudos to her for that.
As for Caroline, I've pretty much given up hope that she'll ever win a major. That doesn't mean I love her any less, but I have to be realistic.