Re: Justine Henin's career 2.0 : Fans introductions
I am 30+ and trade financial products for a living. I am married with a child. My hobbies are running marathons, martial arts and shooting. Racially chinese. Female.
First time I saw Justine was when she lost to Venus at Wimbledon. Even in defeat, she had class, grace and emotional control. Her story about promising her mother(deceased) to play at Roland Garros and win(while watching Steffi Graf) was very touching.
I like her game and her movement, esp that great backhand I am always trying to copy. I like her intense matches against the badly behaved Serena(everyone knows now what a poor sport Serena is--but last time everyone kept making excuses for her because of racial reasons), and I also find Justine's life story compelling.
I played as a junior but never got anywhere, I guess I admire her game and find it so watchable compared to the doublehanded ballbashers like Masha(who is a nice person, tho cold), Venus, Serena and the Russians.
Although Justine is still young, she demonstrates a certain grace and philosophy in life I find admirable. She is for sure a person of substance.
She is clueless in politics and world affairs, but when in comes to her personal life and her tennis, she has insights that shows she is a person of depth.
I extend the warmest welcome to all her fans here, and wish you all the best enjoyment, stress and fulfillment in watching Justine's comeback. Also all the best in your personal lives.
Specially Cecilijia, Rott, j-fan, shell, Maiden, Allez-H, explorer and so many others. Good to see you all again.
Last edited by fioredeliberi; Sep 23rd, 2009 at 06:53 AM.