Before she beat Sam for the title, Flavia notched herself a nice little win over some chick named Maria Sharapova. Heard of her?
Um, this point was quickly followed by Victoria, Katie, Tracy, and I falling out of our seats laughing.
Ok, I'm not proud of it but I was rooting for Maria throughout the match (much to Victoria's vicodined-high annoyance). On some really dark level I kind of want Maria to win a title before Ana does this year. I don't know why that is and I'm sure I'll be vilified for it. But it's something I want. Deal with it.
But Flavia was surgical in how she dismantled Maria. Hell, she was surgical in how she dismantled the entire Russian Federation this week. Her match against Bepa was a lot of fun and really high quality. Great hitting and veteran point construction. She played so well in fact, that Bepa got...how do you say...frustrated:
Funny moment early in the match: Lynn Welch called time, Flavia walked out, and Bepa continued to sit in her chair for a good 30 seconds. Finally Lynn called out to her. Bepa hadn't heard her say time, so she kind of shrugged and hurriedly ran out to the court. Lynn just had this look of "Oh, Bepa *headlock noogie*". It was good for some LOLz.