Here! Here! Thank you, Jennifer! Thank you, Justine! You two gave everything you had tonight! The shots, the momentum shifts, the suspense, the unknown ending were all first rate! Congratulations on two stellar performances!
Just back from the Stadium. Amazing match, just a loss of words.
Capriati proved that she is a better hardcourt player. Justine proved that she has a heart of a Big Champion. Something that Jennifer no longer has.
Unfortunately for Jen, this will go in history as one of the biggest chokes in the Grand Slam tennis. She outplayed Justine. She played so well. But there was 7 games, when Jennifer was one game away from winning. 7 GAMES. And not only she managed to lose all of those 7 games, she never even had a game point in them, match point that is..
i think justine is a better player on hard courts than jenn. she has beaten her twice this year on hardcourts.
jenn's groundstrokes may be more suited to hardcourts for sure but Justine has the edge at net, in defense, at serving. this is all part of "hardcourt tennis". also she mixes it up better which works well on any surface.
so while capriati has seemingly better offensive groundstrokes it is not enough to overcome the advantages justine has in every other dept.
That was a great match! The best and the worst,
If your a henin fan, cause she should have won it
in straight sets. (She had the first set 4-1 and lost that)
I realy enjoyed it even thought I could have lost alot of money on it.
I feel bad for Jen...she choked, plain and simple. I just hope that she'll use this match for motivation to win next time. People will probably compare this match to her '91 semifinal match with Monica, and how Jen's attitude began to change afterwards. But there shouldn't be any comparison. Jen's a much different person at age 27 than she was at 15.
And go Justine! She is just amazing. Total "Refuse to Lose" type...tennis needs more and more players like her.
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