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Justine Will Not Be Remembered As A Great Champion

Justine is a great tennis player and will more than likely become a member of the Tennis Hall of Fame, but she will not be remembered as being a great champion because of the following reasons:

1. The hand incident against Serena Williams at Roland Garros in 2003
2. Her influence on calling a ball out that was in to allow her to serve for the match against Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open in 2004
3. Her retirement against Mauresmo at the Australian Open in 2006

This is merely my opinion. I know these topics have been beat to death on the forum, but I have never posted my feelings regarding Justine until now. I do not dislike or like Justine. Hoever, I will say her actions and demeanor on court make it difficult for me to be a fan of her or her game, and whats worse is that she never feels remorse and apologizes for any of the actions I listed. Federer, like Justine, is a great tennis player but he, unlike Justine, plays by the rules and does not demean himself by doing ANYTHING to win a match.

****i do not want this thread to become an all out war. its just my opinion. you dont have to agree with it. an opinion can be right or wrong. giving me bad rep is childlike because i will not return it, and proves my believe that justine fans are too defensive

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I didn't realize Mauresmo played in the Oz open final in 05 .

You are wrong.

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I feel a war coming along
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Another 15 pager....

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I was just as outraged as anyone after RG 03 but I highly doubt any of this will cloud Justine's career. I mean honestly, she's a great player. Yeah she's made mistakes, some really sketchy ones, but that does not mean she doesn't deserve to be heralded as a great player.

John McEnroe had the behavior of a child, and is still noted for his greatness. I don't buy that a few incidents will cloud her entire career. Especially if she gets this career grand slam and continues to build on it.

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when Serena is backed into a corner and looking to bust out.
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Quick Poll: Be completely honest -- who really remembered that AO '04 Clijsters thing?

50 years from now, people will not remember any of this nonsense. Unless she becomes a super-great, people won't remember much of anything about her, much like most other tennis players. People will remember her slams, and not how she won them.
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I was just as outraged as anyone after RG 03 but I highly doubt any of this will cloud Justine's career.
We know, but it's so much fun rubbing it in.... JHH fans haven't firgured it out yet.. they are kinda slow

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We know, but it's so much fun rubbing it in.... JHH fans haven't firgured it out yet.. they are kinda slow
Really?
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Really?
Yes, really. That is why you bad rep me for it... and all the other slow ones...

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in my book, it would make a world of difference if justine would have simply recognized she was wrong or showed some signs of remorse towards the actions i mentioned. if she showed some remorse, i might become a fan. the difference with mcenroe is that mcenroe acknowledged, now and then, that his behabior was childlike but good for the game. justine would do well to do the same.

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I disagree. I don't think those incidents will be enough to hinder her legacy of success and triumph.
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Yes, really. That is why you bad rep me for it... and all the other slow ones...
Is this who I think it is......?

You don't close your eyes, even for a milli-second,
when Serena is backed into a corner and looking to bust out.
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Results, will be in the books. She is one of those who got the best ones.

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We know, but it's so much fun rubbing it in.... JHH fans haven't firgured it out yet.. they are kinda slow
Of course we've figured it out ... we just enjoy playing along with you!

you are obviously even slower if you haven't figured that out yet!
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Historically Justine will be remembered as one of the best from this generation. Perhaps maybe the best, but Justine hasn't finished her career yet.

She has a great future in the sport.
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