Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: merely in delusional land
I'm not really worried about Justine. She's never enjoyed playing on U.S. hardcourts, her losses there aren't particularly out of character. On clay, she's beaten Nadia, Elena D, Sveta and Amelie this year, that's good enough for me. If she doesn't win RG, it will have taken a very special performance by a top player to put her out. She's always upped her level for Slams.
As for Kim, I've never really understood her strategy and motivation generally for tennis. Since she turned pro, she hasn't made any significant improvements to her game. She's become more consistent with her shots, but she hasn't changed any of them or worked on her strategy within matches. Now that she has no coach to direct her practices, even the consistency within matches has gone. I could never support her - partly just because I don't like her game or her personality - but mostly just because she's never shown any serious desire to maximise her game. She should have a better serve - she's powerful enough to make it faster and she could improve placement, develop a kick serve, etc - and she could have developed a more aggressive game plan. She's done none of that - either because she doesn't have the desire or because she hasn't had a good enough coach - and I personally find it tedious to support players who don't seem to work on their game.