Heh, love this pic. It sums up the match perfectly.
It wasn’t pretty, no. And sure, there were tons of errors. But there some pretty epic winners too, and some seriously big hitting. Justine, at times, can be too much of a ball basher, and Kim, at times, can be too much of a headcase. Naturally, the match ended the same way the Brisbane final did, with a 7-6(8) scoreline for Kim in the third. (The first two sets were 6-3, 6-7).
This match really could have gone either way. Kim failed to serve it out at 5-4, and from there, it was pretty apparent that a tiebreak was going down. Not to mention she was down 0-2 to start and came back to win the next 3 games to go up a break. It was typical WTA, it was typical drama, but hey, it was a lot of fun. The only reason Kim won was a total fluke stretch volley by Kim to get a mini-break, and then she served it out from there.
Enjoy the madness:
Kim/Venus is going to be one hell of a final, and it’s reall what this tournament deserves, in my opinion, as they’ve been the two best players this week.