I saw Monica in her first round match at the Olympics where she beat Katalin Marosi-Aracama 6-0 6-1. The next time I saw her was when she teamed up with Hingis in Sydney 2001 to beat the Williams sisters in the first round of doubles in a thriller 6-4 3-6 7-6, or something like that!!!! That was amazing!!!! Then I saw her in the Australian Open doubles with Hingis, winning the earlier round matches.
Then I got a seat in the Rod Laver arena to see her QF match against Capriati. I was really excited and I thought for sure with her record against Jen, she was going to make it into the semi finals. SHe led Cap 7-5 4-2 and then folded 5-7 6-4 6-3 - that loss was really painful to take.
The Monica losses which linger with me are that one and the French Open final loss of 98 (that one STILL hurts after all those years). And for some reason, I can't seem to shake her most recent loss in Miami!!!!!!
I think I've just gone completely nuts over Monica!!!!!!