Well JJ continues to perplex everyone. Lindsay picked her to win, they spent a good amount of time talking about how great her game is today, and then she goes and loses to Venus. Now, as we all know, a loss to Venus is typically a "good loss". But JJ will be kicking herself about this one because she had multiple chances to get that break back in the third set, but she just couldn't convert and Venus went on to win 6-2 2-6 6-3.
This match pretty much boiled down to the fifth game in the third set, which lasted for over 20 minutes and saw JJ fail to convert on any of her five break chances. When Venus held and went up 4-2, she just tightened up her game and fought off the ever so peristent JJ, who to her credit, never gave up.
Meanwhile, The Destiny Train steams into the finals.
Bepa outgutted and outlasted Lena D., and booked herself a spot in to the YEC final after a three set headcasey nail-biter, winning 7-6 3-6 6-3. There was much screaming, collapsing, head bashing, and almost rending of garments, but in the third set, Vera buckled down and held her nerve. Well, held her nerve compared to Lena. It's all relative.
And so it'll be Venus vs. Bepa, the final YEC qualifiers. You have to put your money on Venus, but my heart will stick with Bepa.