I'll be honest. With Serena's loss yesterday I had already booked JJ into the finals. But then Bepa the Serb Slayer showed up and somehow worked JJ over for a three set win, 26 63 64. Now I know that some people might say, "JJ was saving her energy and this was a dead rubber anyway." But you have to think JJ's team knew that a loss meant playing Venus in the semifinals. Though, given the fact that JJ beat Venus just a few weeks ago, maybe her camp is thinking that it would be better to play Venus in the semis than Serena (remember, word of Serena's withdrawal hadn't hit yet). Maybe that's a good strategy. But then again, if it was, JJ would have just lost in straight sets like Masha did a few years ago, in order to conserve her energy for the semifinals.
Once again though, congrats to Bepa, who is showing more and more mental fortitude with each match. I've always liked the Bepster, so this is great. Her reward? A very winnable match against Lena D for a spot in the finals.