Awww...she looks genuinely moved. You can see how much this meant to her. One monkey off your back, JJ. One to go.
I really never thought JJ would win in straight sets. Maybe she would win, but it would take three. But the match played out exactly as I predicted it for a JJ: Lena just straight up CHOKED. Chokementieva decided to show up and make us all forget how great her fun alter-ego Lena D. had been playing all summer. She double faulted at crucial moments and as the match went on her serve got slower, and slllooowweerr, and ssssssllllllooooooowwwwweeeeeerrrrrrr.
As for JJ, seriously, all credit to her. Her defense was solid as usual and she just bullied the ball and forced Lena to go for her shots, thus resulting in 42 unforced errors. 42 UFEs in a two set match? That's some really poor executing by the Choker.
So JJ can no longer be described as a #1 who never reached a Slam final. But can she finally shake the last monkey? If Serena wins, that's doubtful.