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Unhappy Justine not in action before march

from www.henin-hardenne.be

It’s only a matter of weeks…

10/01/2005
Suffering from a knee injury, Justine has to postpone her comeback to the courts. She won’t be participating in the Australian tournaments this year, which was a slap in the face for the Belgian player, after a very tough year.

“I was feeling fit and really ready to play after all my problems last year. When the doctors told me that I had to rest, it was very hard for me to live with that. But if I would play, I could get a more serious injury which would last several months. Anyway, I need to be realistic, I wouldn’t be able to play a Grand Slam for two weeks, I can’t even train for a half an hour right now”, Justine explained last Saturday.


Despite everything, Justine remains optimistic, she has no other choice
« It’ very hard for me, because it’s the beginning of the season, but my tennis will come back, my physical shape too, but after all, it just are a couple of weeks », Justine added. “I will be very careful, I won’t push myself, I already have come a long way. It’ll take some time, but it’s only a matter of weeks.

Justine was in shape, that’s what Carlos Rodriguez and Pat Etcheberry told us. Even if her fears are not groundless, she’s still craving for victory and she will be happy to play in the best shape again. But we will have to be a little more patient. Once she will be back in Belgium (in the beginning of next week), Justine will consult the doctors to be absolutely sure about the diagnosis and she will take enough rest. After that, she will need to train again before taking part in the upcoming tournaments.

Drop in the WTA ranking ?
The WTA ranking is certainly not Justine’s main problem for the moment. But many of you wondered what the effects of the injury are on the ranking. We’ll take the opportunity to explain a little bit…

Justine, currently number eight, will lose 1286 points for not taking part in the Australian tournaments. Nevertheless, she will stay in the top 20. Her comeback depends on the injury, but if everything goes well, she’ll start training again in the beginning of February. She will certainly need some weeks of preparation to get back in shape and to find her rhythm back. Therefore, she’ll be out for at least two months.

Seeded n°1 in the protected ranking?
Injured players, who don’t play a single official match for 6 months, benefit from a rule which allows players to have a protected ranking when they make their comeback on the courts. As you know, the draws of the tournaments are made up as such, that the best players (the players that are ranked the highest) can’t meet each other on the courts until a certain round of the tournament is reached. A player that benefits from a protected ranking, allows her to appear in an fictive equivalent of the ranking that she had in her last official match before she got ill or got an injury.

Justine’s last official match was on September 6, 2004 on the US Open. Back then, she still was the number one. When she doesn’t play before March 6, then she will have reached 6 months of absence and will be in a fictive ranking. As a result, she won’t have to play against the better ranked players (such as Davenport, Mauresmo and Myskina) in the first rounds, but she will be a seeded player (just like Davenport, Mauresmo and Myskina).

Once again, we have to wait and see what the doctors say next week and keep up with her health condition. But we can already say that Justine won’t be back on the courts before the beginning of March (on hardcourt), maybe the beginning of April on clay. One thing is for sure, she now craves for victory, more than ever.



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It's very sad....

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Oh POOOOH!!! I was so looking forward to seeing her play the Australian!

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Jiminy Crickets, will Justine EVER make her comeback?

Justine will drop out of the Top 10 for the first time since she got there in 2001!

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what's up with Belgian tennis?!?!


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I just tell myself to take a deeeeeeeeeeeeeeep breath and try not to burst out in tears.

This is awful, but well, if she doesn´t feel like playing, I guess we should respect this.

Come back strong AND healthy Justine!!!
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Fortunately, I think Justine is that good and that naturally gifted that she doesn't need to worry about ranking because it will invariably rise when she returns. I'm sad she won't be able to light up Melbourne and defend her crown. I'm also sad because she must be in pain.
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Well,I can only wish her a speedy recovery and hope that everything is going to be ok soon....that's how life works,you've got your ups and your downs Take care of yourself sweety

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Justine will be back with a bang. I bet she will win ROland Garros when she returns.
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This is bad. She's missed from the tour enough as it is, along with Kim. Lets hope they'll both be back to their 2003 form by the French, if not wimbledon.


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So basically when she starts playing (whenever this will be), she won´t have any points to lose, but only to gain, so that´s at least a positive point.
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So basically when she starts playing (whenever this will be), she won´t have any points to lose, but only to gain, so that´s at least a positive point.
Yeah thats what I was thinking, thats the only advantage of a long injury lay off really.

Do you know what happens to Olympic ranking points?

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She did today some tests here in Belgium, more news will fellow within days.

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Wise decision. She shouldn't aggravate her injury more. Once she's back on the courts, she'll instantly be the no. 1 feisty player we all know of.




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