I haven't seen Virginie play for sometime now. I remember that her fiance and trainer died last year around the same time and she had to back off from the game for a while. But what a fantastic comeback! I already knew before that she could play very well. I remember her defeating Venus Williams in Tokyo ( I think) in a title match so I knew she had the game to win over the Williams sisters. However, the game tonight was high on drama!
And I thought that the drama would end there!
ope, the next three games, including the last game provided so much drama - I think 12 matchpoints all in all and ten deuces - that it was like watching a cliffhanger movie between a giant gladiator and a young wannabee gladiator! And Serena was NOT giving the game to Virginie - Serena was fighting till the end! So kudos to Virginie for winning over Serena whilst ranked #111 in the world! This should give her more confidence now - especially that the French crowd was behind her!