Top-seeded Ana Ivanovic was almost dumped out of Wimbledon 2008 by France’s Nathalie Dechy in the second round on Wednesday. It has been the most thrilling women’s match at the tournament so far, and the peak of the encounter was on Dechy’s second match point when Ivanovic had an immense stroke of luck having the net for an ally.
In the following video you can see match highlights, including the famous netcord point.
These two quotes of disappointed Nathalie Dechy additionally illustrate how fortunate Ivanovic was:
1) Maybe today she can go and play lotto also a little bit. It would be a good day for her.
2) Did you see what she did at the end of the match, walking up to the net?
Did she kiss the net?
The net deserved it.
(quotes via Women Who Serve)