"I never cry, with joy, for anything".
Williams d. Rezai 6-3 3-6 6-1
She’s right. I’ve no doubt that she feels deeply, but that’s just not her style.
For what its worth, I didn’t think she needed to demonstrate her “commitment” to her profession to anyone – she could have gone down in straights in the first round and I’d need no assurance on that front.
Even so, the flood of emotions that erupted within seconds of shaking Aravane’s hand at the net caught everyone by surprise, and left no doubt about it whatsoever.
The best part? Aravane (who’s had her own set of troubles in a different kind of “disaster year”) made it a match.
*Slow clap to both women*