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Exclamation Wertheim: JHH has the intimidation factor, not Serena or Maria

5.The most feared weapon in women's tennis is Henin-Hardenne's guts. It is she -- and not Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova -- who now has the regal aura and intimidation factor good for a few games a set.
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Serena still has it too I believe, but less then before. Venus totally lost hers..and Maria is losing it it seems..
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nothing personal, but did Maria ever have it?
Serena most definetly still has her aura, IMHO.

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nothing personal, but did Maria ever have it?
Serena most definetly still has her aura, IMHO.


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i wonder who he'll say next week...
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nothing personal, but did Maria ever have it?
Serena most definetly still has her aura, IMHO.
Agreed again!
No surprise, really!

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Maria is starting to build one but saying that Rena doesn´t have it shows how much he knows about Tennis. Vee just lost it and i don´t see the intimidation factor in JH people tend to forget that she won the slam in her best surface from now one things will change

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Maria is starting to build one but saying that Rena doesn´t have it shows how much he knows about Tennis. Vee just lost it and i don´t see the intimidation factor in JH people tend to forget that she won the slam in her best surface from now one things will change
saying that JH doesn't have an intimidation factor just shows how much you know about tennis
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Serena's intimidating factor is decreasing (she lost to Schiavone 7-5 6-1). And I hope it'll make Serena work harder to find it once again.
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BTW, Wertheim mentioned ME in his 50 points! No kidding.

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saying that JH doesn't have an intimidation factor just shows how much you know about tennis

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hmm...I think in majors Serena still has it...remember that the girl had to rally from 2-6 4-5 and then 4-5 and saving three mp´s at the Oz...how did she do that?

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BTW, Wertheim mentioned ME in his 50 points! No kidding.
really? where?

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IMO - Serena, Justine and even Maria have it. You could also throw Kim in the mix.



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I don't think Maria has an intimidation factor yet. Maybe on grass, but I'm not sure. Serena still has hers for sure, while Venus' one has almost completely diminished.

JHH's one is interesting. I don't get the sense that players are scared of her right off the bat, that is they don't freeze like they do when they had to play Serena, Steffi or Venus and Martina in their heydays. However, the players do get very tight once they are about to close out the set (and especially match). They start questioning themselves "What is she going to do now? Oh no, I don't want to be on the wrong end of a comeback."

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