Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Clip of the Week

The French Open has always had its fair share of drama.

This has to be one of my favorite moments, with Martina Hingis on the cusp of finally winning the major we all thought she'd win first, she absolutely implodes.

From the moment she challenges the line call at 6-4, 2-0, it's downhill from there.

If you watch closely, however, it doesn't look like the line woman and chair judge are sure which mark actually is Hingis'. And, the instant reply (though blurry) seems to put the ball closer to the mark Hingis was arguing.

Hmmm, it would've been great to have Hawkeye in '99, right?

1 comment:

Erwin said...

I still can't bring myself to watch the video. I remember seeing it live... I was in total shock that she broke down.

But then again she's been in some crazy match situations. Wasn't it a tour championships at MSG that she and Graf played 5 sets, and they were both taking stretching breaks ON THE COURT because they started cramping? And remember when she was on the brink of heat stroke-induced delirium against J-Cap at the Australian? ahh, the memories...