Originally Posted by Jakeev
Justine is an amazing fighter, but she proved at Toronto a few weeks ago that she can still get overpowered by the bigger and stronger player.
Justine didn't get overpowered at all, in fact, Justine was hitting the ball harder than Kim, her problem was that she got drained, she had no energy and Kim was getting everything back.
For awhile, she owned Lindsay and Kim. But those two are playing with more fight and confidence then they have in years.
Lindsay is playing better than she used to, but I am not sure she is playing better than Indian Wells last year, but I agree, Lindsay on hardcourts can be very dangerous.
Kim is nothing different. She's always been a great players and hardcourt is her best surface. She beat Venus in Stanford and that was a great achievement, but then she just beat the players she normally beats, with the exception of Justine but read above.
To me that spells trouble for Justine.
if she is not fit, it does. Lindsay can be trouble, but if she gets pass that, Maria or Venus can be trouble, not Kim, not in a GS final.
Still, I like her chances better at the Open then I did at Wimbledon, where people where way overrating her chances at that event.
I don't, it would be easy for me to say that now that we know she lost in the first round, but the point is, she wasn't 100%. Let's be clear and realistic here, Justine can perfectly well lose to Lindsay, Kim, Maria, Venus or Serena even when she is 100%, but she doesn't lose to Daniilidou, if Justine (or Lindsay, Maria, Serena, Venus, Kim) lose to Daniilidou it's because something is wrong. Yes, I know, give credit when credit is due, only that here credit is NOT due, proof of that is that Daniilidou did nothing after that, if she really was a player capable of beating a top player consistently she would be top 10 now, she isn't even top 50.
I wouldn't count her out at all.
neither would I.