At that moment, the dual ended. Also, at that precise moment, up 5-1 in the third, barely able to walk but two points from the match against Ellis’ serve and the score 30-30, Brhane fell to the ground and didn’t move for about 5 minutes as trainers administered aid to both of her cramping legs.
She didn’t have to get up.
The moment Begley won, both matches ended. Brhane could finally give into the pain.
So yeah, Texas on 4-1.
Yet while it may not sound close, it was really close, really dramatic and fantastically fan friendly.
You should have been there.
Today, you can be, when the men get their turn at noon.
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