This is more of a dropshot post. Late night on Friday, didn’t get around to these matches. So let me congratulate Monica Puig and Angelique Kerber on reaching the Gold Medal match at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It was a devastating day for me as a fan watching Petra Kvitova lose a tough, heartbreaking match to Puig and Madison Keys having chance after chance after chance to break Kerber but being undone by a truck load of unforced errors. But more on that after the Bronze Medal match between Keys and Kvitova. For now, all praise to Monica and Angie for doing what was necessary to win, for having the will and the skill to be one step away from a Gold Medal. I particularly would love to see Puig capture the highest prize for Puerto Rico. Germany, represented by Kerber, has had historic success at multiple Olympics. It would be nice for Puerto Rico to have a moment to shine.
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MONICA PUIG d. 11 Petra Kvitova, 6-4 1-6 6-3
2 ANGELIQUE KERBER d. 7 Madison Keys, 6-4 7-5