How about all of the hoopala surrounding this year’s Women’s US OPEN final? It was the first all American final since 2001 and 2002 with the Williams sisters. Before that it was in 1984 with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
I was really excited for both competitors. This title would be the first for either girl and both girls were just coming back after injuries. Both girls defeated fellow Americans to make it to the finals. It reminded me a little of the all Italian match with Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci, both in their first US Open final, both Italian, both good friends.
Besides their beautiful games and their poise, the thing I enjoyed most was the silence of their match. Both Madison and Sloane hit the tar of the ball and both do it without a scream, or a grunt, or a shrill. The quality of their play is somehow not dependent upon the decibel of their shrieking. As a fan I REALLY appreciate that. Do not get me wrong, I do believe every now and again a grunt or shriek is appropriate, just not on EVERY groundie or EVERY serve. Too much emphasis has been place upon the exhale noise that is supposed to produce a better stroke and too many have gotten away with too much for too long, just my humble opinion.
I think this picture sums up why this final was a feel good final. Madison Keys is able to look beyond her moment in defeat to appreciate her good friend’s moment of victory. That is no small feat and exemplifies a true champion’s heart!
So this all American US Open final with two twenty something girls, two non-grunters, two good friends, and two first timers! This is the quintessential of twofers!
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