Wow. It happened.
Back when Kim was about to start her comeback I think I came out and pretty well said that anyone on the Kimmy bandwagon was crazy. There was no way that she was going to be able to compete with these girls who hit harder, were stronger, were fitter, than the competition 4 years ago.
To quote Pam Shriver, "Boy, I have never been more happy to be wrong."
A lot is going to be said about what this means. Fuck it. You know what this means? It means that Kim Clijsters went through a tough draw, beat both Williamses, used her awesome forehand and movement to break down her opponents and win her second Slam. She's won 14 straight matches at the US Open. This is a hell of an achievement from a women that everyone thought at some point was too nice to win *a* Slam, let alone two. She was heady, competitive, and mature. She deserves this and no one should take that away from her. Put the asterisks away, assholes.
Not that Kim's going to care. She's got that bundle of awesome to come home to.
Shit the pants, Jada. You and your Mama earned it.
As for Caro, she acquitted herself well. She didn't roll over for Kim and she has a lot to be proud of. It still trips me out that she's the first out of that young set to get to Slam final. I thought she handled the occasion well. She could have easily pulled an Ana RG 07 and wigged out on that grand stage but she didn't. Loved the beaming smiles from Papa and Mama Wozniacki, too. They raised themselves a good multilingual one.
I'm really glad that these two women put a nice feel-good Coda on thi s tournament, which could have easily been marred by all the insanity of the past two weeks. Great sportsmanship and respect between these two likeable players.