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The Lonely Life of Justine Henin-Hardenne

Good article by Joel Drucker on Juju:

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http://www.tennis.com/ME2/dirmod.asp...E4048A5A95CE6BOne

"several years ago, the Belgian headed to the courts for a workout with Hingis (a frequent practice partner). Prior to hitting, the two threw a football, a useful tool for improving service motions. Hingis’ toss fluttered. Henin-Hardenne reared back and fired the ball as if she were John Elway rifling one over the middle."



There's a bit of Justine in all of us.


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had Clijsters or Lindsay Davenport (who basically tanked the third set of the ’05 final) walked off, there likely would have been far less criticism
I enjoyed it until I read that, which was when I stopped. That was a ruthless, scathing stab in the back.

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Ok, I read the rest of it. Good article, would've rated it great if not for the cheap shot he took at Lindsay.

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I enjoyed it until I read that, which was when I stopped. That was a ruthless, scathing stab in the back.
No. He just describes what happened.
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No. He just describes what happened.
The comment was way out of place. If it were an article about Lindsay, I could understand it, but this was about Justine, and he deliberately set a place to take a pot shot at Davenport.

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I stopped reading after this sick line:

"In her 2004 Australian Open final against her longtime rival and countrywoman Kim Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne virtually baited the chair umpire into overruling a call during a key point."

All justine did was put her fingre up.

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The comment was way out of place. If it were an article about Lindsay, I could understand it, but this was about Justine, and he deliberately set a place to take a pot shot at Davenport.
Well to be honest I think all writers (and everyone else) should take pot shots at Davenport's tanking habit whenever possible.
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I stopped reading after this sick line:

"In her 2004 Australian Open final against her longtime rival and countrywoman Kim Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne virtually baited the chair umpire into overruling a call during a key point."

All justine did was put her fingre up.

actually sorry to correct you but i recall jhh kept saying that ball was out and the umpire finally overruled it,im not saying justine inflenced it or anything but she kept sayin that.
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actually sorry to correct you but i recall jhh kept saying that ball was out and the umpire finally overruled it,im not saying justine inflenced it or anything but she kept sayin that.
Still, chair umps should expect that from players. It happens all the time. No blame whatsoever should be placed on Justine.

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Davenport tanked the final, and if she'd have retired not as much fuss would have been made. But, she wouldn't have retired.

OK article, good for the Justine quotes.

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I dunno why but this woman really despresses me she always seems unhappy,she's not a good laugh at all,it's a lil bit sad..But I hope she will do a good tourney,I'm appreciating her game and more. Good luck Juju
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I enjoyed it until I read that, which was when I stopped. That was a ruthless, scathing stab in the back.
Well he was talking about retiring rather than taking the beatdown. I think he added that to say that lindsay took her beating in the 3rd set instead of retiring, or something along those lines
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actually sorry to correct you but i recall jhh kept saying that ball was out and the umpire finally overruled it,im not saying justine inflenced it or anything but she kept sayin that.
Dude watch the match again, Sandra De Jenken corrected the point IMMEDIATLY after it ended.

But you know Justine and Sandra are best franco evil cheating buds so

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He also stated that the drugs Justine was taking could have caused very serious physical damage. The combination of pain, plus the pain she experienced the night before, and nervous exhaustion caused by her pain and overall condition probably caused Justine to panic and to forefit the match she knew she could not win. Who wants a player you know is injured or physically unwell to go through the motions on court and risk more injury to themselves?
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Thanks for the article, it was great.

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