I agree about the sportsmanship and the warm tribute that Caroline made to her opponent in her on court speech speaks volumes about Zhang's likeable personality.Best match of the tournament so far. The first two shots of every rally were so important, both ladies were returning bullets and playing such aggressive tennis - something like 70 combined winners. GOATcia with 16 aces (many more unreturnables) and 25 net points won? Incredible level. I worry about her injury but it's forcing her to play first strike tennis and right now she is looking like she could be a danger to most of the other ladies in the draw if she keeps it up.
Beautiful hug at the net as well. These two have a nice history together, going back to them playing doubles. It's about time Caro eked out a win against her after losing to her here in 2019 and at home in Lyon SF this year. The crowd atmosphere was amazing on this court. Best of luck to Shuai in doubles!