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Thumbs up Justine Henin-Hardenne - new WORLD #1

"The realisation has yet to hit me, I always dreamed of being the best player in the world... throughout this year I have improved my fitness level and attempted to play better tennis... Keeping focused on every point i'm very happy the way she has played this week... my husband may even crack open a bottle of champagne!" JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE, the new world number one!



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boehoe, I cried, I really cried. And all those aces :cry:

Juju, the queen of "La terre battue"

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2003: Dubai, Berlin, Charleston, Roland Garros, San Diego, Toronto, US Open
2004: Sydney, Australian Open, Indian Wells, Olympics
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"She's simply the best!"

Congrats Justine
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Really amazing, just great, I'm sooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!!
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Congratulations, now the # matches the reality (and she'll still be the real #1, whatever happens next week)! I look forward to a spirited revival of the Juju-Serena rivalry in '04!
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What a fantastic year!!!


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you rule justine....you simply rule

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Henin into number one

Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne overtook compatriot Kim Clijsters as the women's world number one when she thumped Yugoslav Jelena Dokic 6-0 6-4 in the final of the Swisscom Challenge on Sunday. Henin-Hardenne was in a class of her own against world number 25 Dokic, winning her eighth tournament in 17 this year.


The U.S. and French Open champion missed out on the number one spot when she lost to Clijsters in the Filderstadt Grand Prix last weekend but made no mistake on Sunday to become the second Belgian to hold the top spot.

"It is just an amazing feeling," she said. "Now I am number one in the world it is just amazing because I did everything I could and it is a real achievement."

Dokic, who had shown much improved form to defeat Clijsters in the semi-finals, lost her opening service game to 15 and earned just three more points in the set after that.

Henin-Hardenne wrapped up the set in 15 minutes, slamming down aces and dominating the net.

Dokic opened the second set by winning her first point in nine and went on to win the game with the help of a firm smash and some more confident groundstrokes.

She then took Henin-Hardenne to deuce and showed the battling qualities she had displayed in earlier rounds, but squandered three break points and Henin-Hardenne held on to win the game with a crisp volley.

Two games went with serve but Dokic went 40-0 down in the next and after saving one break point she hit long to hand her opponent the crucial advantage.

Dokic's nerves showed in her eight double faults and first service success rate of just 54 percent.

Henin-Hardenne, with the prospect of the number one spot spurring her on, never looked in trouble and she secured the win when Dokic hit long.


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i'm so happy for our JuJu. This is what it took her to get to #1:

Sydney SEMIS lost to Clijsters
Australian Open SEMIS lost to Venus Williams

Antwerp SEMIS lost to Clijsters
Dubai WON def. Seles
Miami QTS lost to Rubin

Charleston WON def. S.Williams
Amelia Island SEMIS lost to Dementieva
Berlin WON def. Clijsters
Roland Garros WON def. Clijsters

'den Bosch FINALIST lost to Clijsters
Wimbledon SEMIS lost to S.Williams

San Diego WON def. Clijsters
Toronto WON def. Krasnoroutskaya
US Open WON def. Clijsters

Leipzig FINALIST lost to Myskina
Filderstadt FINALIST lost to Clijsters
Zurich WON def. Dokic
World Championships???

- 11 finals, winning 8 of them, 2 of them majors, 2 of them high tier II's, and 4 of them tier I's (Justine might have possibly won 11 titles by now as she was leading in all those matches). 8-3 finals.

- 15-3 record for 3-set matches

- had a 22 match winning streak

- new #1 in the world

- 16 of 17 tournaments in Semis or better

hands down, Justine is the real #1 for this year
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what a rise:

48th on january, 1st 2001
5th after wimbledon 2001
7th on january 1st, 2002
5th on january 1st 2003
4th after AO 2003
3rd after RG 2003
2nd after USopen 2003
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1st on october 20th 2003!!!
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Way to go Justine!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow was that even Justine?
Hitting eleven aces and service percentage of 70 and more wow that is great!
A true number one not only in heart but now also officially! Enjoy it and grap it again at the year end cause it's yours and yours only! lol

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A more than deserved number 1! Well done Justine!!!
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The third time I'm posting my congrats and it's done with great pleasure:

Allez Ju!

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