@Cecilija : It's you who are talking not Justine!!!!
Why didn't she say no to Chamoulaud? Why did she come? Why was she smiling in her interviews ? Look at her interview of Pova I just posted in my thread, she was smiling after interviewing her.
During Pova's itw, it was not awkward, she was just focused, she has been that way all week, she is not as bubbly as Golovin and Luyat of course. But she laughed a lot, trust me. I've been watching it all week, she actually wants to come back next year "Yeah I will be back next year but I will miss you guys !!!" and had a huge smile when she received flowers from Luyat and co-commentators who all said she was "extremely sweet and nice".
Also she praised A LOT Maria. I mean, that's not because we are bitter she's never won Wimbledon she is bitter about Sharapova. Actually she moved on, did you read her interview on RG site ? She says she believes in fate, and she didn't mean to win Wimbledon, period.
Remember how she bashed tennis in 2008, she couldn't watch it, she was disgusted
Now ? She enjoys commentating, she was happy to interview Errani, Pova, Kvitova and Stosur. She even drank champagne with Pova, and congratulated her, after being speechless at her final... She praised Pova's defense and tactics (I will talk about it after).
Cecilija - you don't know Justine AT ALL. Don't act like you know her. Good lord.
I don't see why it's bad to give the trophy (Grad did, Seles did, Pierce did, Sanchez Vicario did.. actually it's a huge honour !) or to comment ! or to go to RG ! I think it's actually great Justine is able to enjoy tennis as a spectator and to be insightful for TV. Didn't she want to work on TV ? Well, that's the dreamt opportunity ! Shouldn't we be happy for her instead of being bitter ?
Ok so about the match. It's not Sharapova's fault Serena lost in the first round, it's not her fault Kvitova is a failure these days...
To be fair, I thought Maria was amazing today. She was truly impressive. Only Justine and likely Serena could have beaten her in that form.
She moved really well, she managed to hit deep and powerful shots from angles... it was great to see, and Justine shared my opinion
And I am truly happy for her, it's clearly not the end of the WTA. She won three damn difficult Slams (Justine had an easy AO 04 as well), why would we say she undeserved RG? She won it, so she was the most deserving ! She was the most consistant, she came back from a very serious and career threatening injury, she fought hard, she worked hard on her game, she waited and she didn't mentally collapse. That's what you need to complete a Career Slam. Justine was unlucky but not as mentally strong as Sharapova. Maybe that's what made the difference.
I don't care, Justine Henin will remain forever my favourite player ever and the best ever all generations in my opinion, because I am fan and she gave me the love of tennis. But I am not biased nor bitter enough to admit that there is tennis before and after her.
Thus congrats Maria Sharapova.