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Source: http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/rola...to890644.shtml

Belgians pose threat in Paris

Eurosport - Mike Hytner 23/05/06

Amelie Mauresmo was deservedly announced as French Open number one seed on Monday, but there is no doubt where the French player's main threat will come from when the tournament gets started on Sunday - neighbours Belgium.


Reigning champion Justine Henin-Hardenne and compatriot Kim Clijsters are two names sure give the French number one a run for her money on the clay of Roland Garros.

And the pair head into this year's tournament in Paris with the experience of having finally won Grand Slam titles, something they could not claim a year ago.

Henin-Hardenne finally broke her Grand Slam duck in 2005, bagging the French Open title against French player Mary Pierce, and taking her record on clay to an exemplary 24 victories on the bounce in the process.

Unfortunately, the player from Liege - who turns 24 in the first week of action this year - has not been able to carry on where she left off last season, and is yet to win a tournament on the red stuff in 2006.

She did however reach the final at the WTA event in Berlin, beating rival Mauresmo on the way, and showing the kind of form that could yet bring her another title in the suburbs of Paris.

Henin-Hardenne eventually lost to Nadia Petrova in the final, but the victory over Mauresmo was her sixth career win over a reigning number one player; conclusive proof if there ever was any that the Belgian is capable, on her day, of beating the very best.

CLIJSTERS: "100%"

The same can be said for compatriot Clijsters, who has already picked up a claycourt title this year, in Warsaw at the beginning of the month, playing against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final.

The victory gave Clijsters the enviable honour of having won at least two titles on all four surfaces, and took the Belgian closer to regaining the number one ranking.

But the 22-year-old - who will also celebrate her birthday during this year's tournament in Paris - crashed out in the third round in Rome a fortnight later and was denied taking back the top spot by eventual winner Dinara Safina.

Despite her success on clay - including two runners-up places at Roland Garros - the surface remains Clijsters' least favourite.

But the world number two is determined to give it her best shot, safe in the knowledge that she is powerful enough to overcome all-comers.

"It's a motivation for me to find my game on clay," said Clijsters. "It's my least favourite surface and it's a challenge to make my game work on it.

"I can play my game on hardcourt like I want to play it. On clay, it's a lot different. The movement is a lot tougher for me.

"But I keep playing my own game because I'm powerful enough to get through my opponents with my strokes."

"Nothing is stopping me from going out a hundred percent, that's the most important thing," she continued.

"Nothing is restricting me from playing, so that's a great feeling to have."
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And the pair head into this year's tournament in Paris with the experience of having finally won Grand Slam titles, something they could not claim a year ago.

Henin-Hardenne finally broke her Grand Slam duck in 2005, bagging the French Open title against French player Mary Pierce, and taking her record on clay to an exemplary 24 victories on the bounce in the process.
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Next to the fact that it was written horrible...

I bet Hingis won't be too pleased to hear Safina won Rome.
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How is this possible?

And "journalists" like that are paid for writing this crap?

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 24th, 2006, 11:54 AM
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(Even) bloggers on wtaworld do a much better job than these so called pros...

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Maybe the journalist hadn't watched tennis before 2005, or maybe they'd never watched tennis before at all! Even so, you'd think they'd check their facts before submitting their piece!
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Poor Martina. Was her win invalid?

Good Luck In 2005:
[Martina Hingis] [Justine Henin-Hardenne]
[Cara Black] [Nadia Petrova] [Eugenia Linetskaya] [Patty Schnyder]
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[Maja Matezvic] [Karolina Sprem] [Eleni Daniilidou] [Maria Kirilenko] [Jelena Jankovic]
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Maybe the journalist hadn't watched tennis before 2005, or maybe they'd never watched tennis before at all! Even so, you'd think they'd check their facts before submitting their piece!
If he hadn't watched tennis before why is he then commentating on tennis?
Maybe he can write about politics or science? Because as a journalist you don't need to have any pre-knowlegde

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Poor Martina. Was her win invalid?
Yeah, pretty much! Dinara was the real Rome story.
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